Transcendence (religion)

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In religion, transcendence is the aspect of a deity's nature and power that is wholly independent of the material universe, beyond all known physical laws.wikipedia
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Religion

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In religion, transcendence is the aspect of a deity's nature and power that is wholly independent of the material universe, beyond all known physical laws.
Religion is a social-cultural system of designated behaviors and practices, morals, worldviews, texts, sanctified places, prophecies, ethics, or organizations, that relates humanity to supernatural, transcendental, or spiritual elements.

Immanence

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This is contrasted with immanence, where a god is said to be fully present in the physical world and thus accessible to creatures in various ways. It is affirmed in various religious traditions' concept of the divine, which contrasts with the notion of a god (or, the Absolute) that exists exclusively in the physical order (immanentism), or is indistinguishable from it (pantheism). Although transcendence is defined as the opposite of immanence, the two are not necessarily mutually exclusive.
It is often contrasted with theories of transcendence, in which the divine is seen to be outside the material world.

Deity

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In religion, transcendence is the aspect of a deity's nature and power that is wholly independent of the material universe, beyond all known physical laws.
In most polytheistic religions, the different gods and goddesses are representations of forces of nature or ancestral principles, and can be viewed either as autonomous or as aspects or emanations of a creator God or transcendental absolute principle (monistic theologies), which manifests immanently in nature.

Divinity

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It is affirmed in various religious traditions' concept of the divine, which contrasts with the notion of a god (or, the Absolute) that exists exclusively in the physical order (immanentism), or is indistinguishable from it (pantheism).
Such things are regarded as divine due to their transcendental origins or because their attributes or qualities are superior or supreme relative to things of the Earth.

Panentheism

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Some theologians and metaphysicians of various religious traditions affirm that a god is both within and beyond the universe (panentheism); in it, but not of it; simultaneously pervading it and surpassing it.
In Christianity, creation is not considered a literal "part of" God, and divinity is essentially distinct from creation (i.e., transcendent).

Vishnu

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Other traditions, such as Bhakti yoga, view transcendence as God with attributes (Saguna Brahman), the Absolute being a personal deity (Ishvara), such as Vishnu or Shiva.
Krishna in particular is venerated in Vaishnavism as the ultimate, primeval, transcendental source of all existence, including all the other demigods and gods such as Vishnu.

Monotheism

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Bahá'ís believe in a single, imperishable god, the creator of all things, including all the creatures and forces in the universe.
It has features of monotheism in that Heaven is seen as an omnipotent entity, a noncorporeal force with a personality transcending the world.

Paranormal

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This is typically manifested in prayer, séance, meditation, psychedelics and paranormal "visions".
Kurtz described the popularity of public belief in the paranormal as a "quasi-religious phenomenon", a manifestation of a transcendental temptation, a tendency for people to seek a transcendental reality that cannot be known by using the methods of science.

Religious experience

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In religious experience, transcendence is a state of being that has overcome the limitations of physical existence, and by some definitions, has also become independent of it.

Monism

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(Sura, Yusuf Ali) Thy Lord is self-sufficient, full of Mercy: if it were God's will, God could destroy you, and in your place appoint whom God will as your successors, even as God raised you up from the posterity of other people." (Sura, Yusuf Ali) According to Vincent J. Cornell, the Qur'an also provides a monist image of God by describing the reality as a unified whole, with God being a single concept that would describe or ascribe all existing things:"God is the First and the Last, the Outward and the Inward; God is the Knower of everything (Sura )" All Muslims have however vigorously criticized interpretations that would lead to a monist view of God for what they see as blurring the distinction between the creator and the creature, and its incompatibility with the radical monotheism of Islam.
In some forms of panentheism, the cosmos exists within God, who in turn "transcends", "pervades" or is "in" the cosmos.

God

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It is affirmed in various religious traditions' concept of the divine, which contrasts with the notion of a god (or, the Absolute) that exists exclusively in the physical order (immanentism), or is indistinguishable from it (pantheism). Bahá'ís believe in a single, imperishable god, the creator of all things, including all the creatures and forces in the universe.
Incorporeality and corporeality of God are related to conceptions of transcendence (being outside nature) and immanence (being in nature) of God, with positions of synthesis such as the "immanent transcendence".

Apophatic theology

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The fourth-century Cappadocian Fathers stated a belief in the existence of God, but an existence unlike that of everything else: everything else that exists was created, but the Creator transcends this existence, is uncreated.

Thomas J. J. Altizer

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Thomas J. J. Altizer offered a radical theology of the death of God that drew upon William Blake, Hegelian thought and Nietzschean ideas.
No longer would followers be able to dismiss the present world for a transcendent world.

Universe

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In religion, transcendence is the aspect of a deity's nature and power that is wholly independent of the material universe, beyond all known physical laws.

Scientific law

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In religion, transcendence is the aspect of a deity's nature and power that is wholly independent of the material universe, beyond all known physical laws.

Prayer

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This is typically manifested in prayer, séance, meditation, psychedelics and paranormal "visions".

Séance

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This is typically manifested in prayer, séance, meditation, psychedelics and paranormal "visions".

Meditation

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This is typically manifested in prayer, séance, meditation, psychedelics and paranormal "visions".

Psychedelic drug

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This is typically manifested in prayer, séance, meditation, psychedelics and paranormal "visions".

Absolute (philosophy)

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It is affirmed in various religious traditions' concept of the divine, which contrasts with the notion of a god (or, the Absolute) that exists exclusively in the physical order (immanentism), or is indistinguishable from it (pantheism).

Pantheism

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It is affirmed in various religious traditions' concept of the divine, which contrasts with the notion of a god (or, the Absolute) that exists exclusively in the physical order (immanentism), or is indistinguishable from it (pantheism).

Mutual exclusivity

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Although transcendence is defined as the opposite of immanence, the two are not necessarily mutually exclusive.

Theology

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Some theologians and metaphysicians of various religious traditions affirm that a god is both within and beyond the universe (panentheism); in it, but not of it; simultaneously pervading it and surpassing it.

Metaphysics

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Some theologians and metaphysicians of various religious traditions affirm that a god is both within and beyond the universe (panentheism); in it, but not of it; simultaneously pervading it and surpassing it.

Bahá'í Faith

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Bahá'ís believe in a single, imperishable god, the creator of all things, including all the creatures and forces in the universe.