I wrote last week about my class on the philosophy of religion. I am only a week into the class, but so far I have enjoyed both the readings and the online discussions with classmates.
One of the topics we are considering is the nature of God’s immanence and his transcendence. In other words, how can God be omnipresent in our world but also unconstrained by its laws. For example, how can God be everywhere but not be subject to gravity, or entropy?
My classmates come from all walks of life, and they each have a different stance on whether God exists. For that reason, our discussions have a great diversity of views, and it forces everyone to think deeply about their beliefs.
One student wrote that if God exists he must be either immanent or transcendent, but not both. I offer here my response with the hope of conversation or correction where you think I am in error.