February 28th, 2013
[im''-uh-nints] (Latin immaneentia, “indwelling” or “to remain within”)
The theological understanding that God is close to or “within” the natural order, contributing to the world by his active presence. This activity is expressed through his providential control of the universe and through his relational involvement. The doctrine of immanence is to be contrasted but not separated from God”s transcendence (meaning God”s being is independent of the world and all things physical). Christian theism believes that God is both immanent and transcendent at the same time.
Further study: Knowing the Transcendence/Immanence of God