Sentence Examples


  • The doctrine of emanation is correctly described as of oriental origin.
  • They differ, however, fundamentally in this respect, that, whereas evolution regards the process as from the indeterminate lower towards the determinate higher, emanation regards it as from the highest to the indefinitely lower.
  • The theory of emanation, which had its source in certain moral and religious ideas, aims first of all at explaining the origin of mental or spiritual existence as an effluence from the divine and absolute spirit.
  • By some it was developed into a complete philosophy of the world, in which matter itself is viewed as the lowest emanation from the absolute.
  • In certain theories known as doctrines of emanation, only mental existence is referred to the absolute source, while matter is viewed as eternal and distinct from the divine nature.