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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.


(Ecclesiastical Terms) belief in the immanence of God
ˈimmanentist n


(ˈɪm ə nənˌtɪz əm)

a belief that the Deity indwells and operates directly within the universe or nature.
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But Hulme evidently saw such a project as inexorably issuing in the immanentism and materialism of the late Victorian age (10).
Ibuanyidanda: New Complementary Ontology Beyond World Immanentism, Ethnocentric Reduction and Impositions.
First, if we assert that the ground of the theology of biblical inspiration is the reception of the text by the believing community--that is, a retroactive, epistemic affirmation or action of humanity--we risk sliding into historicism, an immanentism, whereby the historian ascertains and explains religious data by referring to ordinary positive and empirical events; this, however, simultaneously distorts the transcendent or revelatory character of such events.
From this perspective man is not a spiritual-corporeal substance but rather a particular and empirical individual whose vital horizon is reduced to a consumerist and historicist immanentism.
With regard to the acquisition of knowledge, the explanation of Avicenna is presented as a form of externalism (the separated agent intellect irradiates the human mind with intelligible forms) and the doctrine of Plato as a form of immanentism (learning is nothing but recollection).
Though Gentile had defined his philosophy an "absolute immanentism," he appeared to have failed in his stated goal of providing ideas with arms and legs.
In the first half of the twentieth century, the hegemony of scholastic philosophy in seminary education, and more widely in Catholic higher education, was secured with the promulgation of Pope Pius X's (1907) encyclical Pascendi Dominici Gregis, which condemned modernism, a compilation of heresies that embraced such varied errors as agnosticism, immanentism, and evolutionism.
122) The Pope further said that "such fictitious tenets of evolution which repudiate all that is absolute, firm and immutable, have paved the way for the new erroneous philosophy which, rivaling idealism, immanentism and pragmatism, has assumed the name of existentialism, since it concerns itself only with existence of individual things and neglects all consideration of their immutable essences.
Theistic evolution would be the ideal position if it could avoid interventionism or immanentism.
Despite their greatly differing theological commitments, then, de Vries insists that we can read Adorno's "anti" and Levinas's "hyper" as working together to overcome both naturalism and immanentism.