Formalizing what Aurel Kolnai called "a non-religious, immanentistic, secular moral orientation," Saint-Simon and Comte saw this as a quasi-religious replacement of authentic religion.
But already, he saw that the religious attitude and ethos was rapidly giving way to an immanentistic humanitarian ethos that no longer knew how to look up to everything in the order of things that was truly substantial and truly noble.
24] What vitalist antidotes can we detect in Foucauldianism if we decide to counter the "subterranean Christianity" of Western philosophical modernity with an immanentistic
This encyclical remains the fixed point for the condemnation of the immanentistic
approach to the question of religion that is continued in the pragmatic, relativistic, and nihilistic atheisms of the end of the twentieth century and even the current denial of Jesus' historical existence.
For [C]hasidim, which is immensely immanentistic
, man has a kinship with other created beings, a symbiotic relationship with nature, and hence should maintain a sense of respect, if not reverence, for the natural world which is infused with the presence of God.
A completely or an originally irreligious civilization has in all likelihood never existed, but it is not, in itself, unimaginable; what is more important, the modern civilization of Western mankind, originally (and still, in part, actually) Christian, has revealed a trend of evolution towards a society in which, practically speaking, religion as a determining factor of private and public life is to yield its place to a nonreligious, immanentistic
, secular moral orientation which may best be described succinctly as "humanitarian.
It thus reminds us, as the Compendium states, of "the error and deception of purely immanentistic
visions of the meaning of history and in humanity's claims to self-salvation" (CCSD, no.
He identifies the characteristics of ideology as (1) inescapably religious, (2) immanentistic
, (3) ineffective in providing salvation, and (4) ends-driven instead of principle-driven.
So, brush the dust off the dictionary and begin an epistemological journey into the world of hermeneutics and isomorphisms, recognizing that our focus is immanentistic
and that we are eschatologically secure.