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Any of various religious theories postulating that a deity, mind, or spirit is immanent in the world and in the individual.

im′ma·nent·ist adj. & n.
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(Ecclesiastical Terms) belief in the immanence of God
ˈimmanentist n
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(ˈɪm ə nənˌtɪz əm)

a belief that the Deity indwells and operates directly within the universe or nature.
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In our times too, many Christians, perhaps without realizing it, can be seduced by these deceptive ideas, which reflect an anthropocentric immanentism disguised as Catholic truth .
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The myth, however, has lost its transcendental allure--that of an immobile and passive world waiting to be shaped by a superior exterior power--and is currently undermined by a technological immanentism, exercised through the cybertechnological cyberpower of the virtual space.
He was thus connecting his own aesthetic experimentation to the shift towards immanentism in the Church.
It becomes possible to "be a partisan of a really and indissolubly free subject while simultaneously and without incoherence or self-contradiction remaining entirely faithful to the uncompromising atheism and immanentism of the combative materialist tradition." (35) He thinks that certain real, physical systems (you and me, as luck would have it) do not obey physical law, at least not the way every single system effectively explained through the history of natural science obeys physical law.
In fact, in The Inoperative Community he equates "immanentism" and "totalitarianism," inasmuch as both are the suffocating result of the "absolute weight" of ideologies and violence, a weight that "crushes or blocks all our 'horizons'" instead of opening these horizons by loosening their knotted ties in the direction of (a never dogmatic, never granted) transcendence (2-3).
Considering the ecological crisis "like the social and economic crisis" only from a technical and political angle leads back to a retreat into a pure immanentism. The wrong principles or missing ones simply maintain the evil that one seeks to avoid.
While these lack the meaning and efficacy of the sacraments instituted by Christ, they can be channels which the Holy Spirit raises up in order to liberate non-Christians from atheistic immanentism or from purely individual religious experiences.
But immanence ([paragraph] 97) and the "anthropocentric immanentism" ([paragraph] 94) in the overall context of Chapter Two is negative and dangerous.
The style of writing and terminology used may be fine for academics, but I do wonder how most health-care practitioners will respond to sentences, such as "However Pellegrino's Thomistic elevation of rationality is challenged by O'Donovan's caution that the rationalist tradition tends to move toward a reductive immanentism and premature eschatological fulfillment ..." (p.
NSFW: Experiencing immanentism or transcendence upon hearing Gilbert Gottfried's rendition of Fifty Shades of Grey in the postmodern workplace, or liberatory criminology.