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1. Existing or remaining within; inherent: believed in a God immanent in humans.
2. Restricted entirely to the mind; subjective.

[Late Latin immanēns, immanent-, present participle of immanēre, to remain in : Latin in-, in; see in-2 + Latin manēre, to remain; see men- in Indo-European roots.]

im′ma·nence, im′ma·nen·cy n.
im′ma·nent·ly adv.
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Noun1.immanence - the state of being within or not going beyond a given domain
presence - the state of being present; current existence; "he tested for the presence of radon"


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The plane of immanence combines powers of being and powers of thinking (following Spinoza's extension and thought), and it is their coexistence that enables thought to get a grasp of being.
The Qur'an echoes this truth by, on the one hand, emphasizing God's omni-presence and immanence, while on the other, refuting the idea that God is rank and file with other things and that He subsists alongside the things that have effused from Himself.
Panentheism (all in God), which includes distorted views of God's immanence and transcendence (Fox believes that God changes), is indeed distinct from pantheism (all is God), which merges God's immanence with his creation into one.
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I contend that Islam has a similar conception to immanence precisely in the doctrine of tawhid.
Many examine Taylor's key explanatory distinction between transcendence and immanence, most thoroughly in Paul Janz's searching analysis from a philosophically sophisticated neo-orthodox perspective.
But maybe that's the essence of spiritual connection, and of an event like the Kumbh Mela: our ability to disappear amid the immanence of spiritual belief, in ways both good and bad.
For Gourgouris, secular criticism is authorized by immanence and self-critique, not by transcendence or religion.
It is only by thoroughly pursuing immanence that we paradoxically arrive at the radical outside, which "withdraws" even as it "attracts," leaving us with nothing but a multiplicity of voices demanding from us the indefinite work of freedom and responsibility, that is, with the calling of thinking.
Feminism and environmentalism are explored through this lens, and the last two chapters solidify the author's thoughts on immanence and the potential union between old and new sets of value.
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