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Transcendency   Listen
noun
Transcendency, Transcendence  n.  
1.
The quality or state of being transcendent; superior excellence; supereminence. "The Augustinian theology rests upon the transcendence of Deity at its controlling principle."
2.
Elevation above truth; exaggeration. (Obs.) ""Where transcendencies are more allowed.""






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"Transcendency" Quotes from Famous Books



... ordinary non-classical "Unity of Interest" which Thackeray almost invariably exhibits. It is rather a Unity of Temper, which is also present (as the all-pervading motto Vanitas Vanitatum almost necessitates) in all the books, but here reaches a transcendence not elsewhere attained. The brooding spirit of Ecclesiastes here covers, as it were, with the shadow of one of its wings the joys and sorrows, the failures and successes of a private family and their ...
— Henry Esmond; The English Humourists; The Four Georges • William Makepeace Thackeray

... he always shows poise and balance. So long as the outward, whether letter or sacrament, is kept in its place and is used as means or medium for the attainment of a spiritual goal—the formation of Christ within—he approves of its use and warns against a too sudden transcendence of the outward helps ...
— Spiritual Reformers in the 16th & 17th Centuries • Rufus M. Jones

... it is then that we are awed, amazed, overpowered, by the thought that we have been placed in a system where the soul's eternal flight may he made higher or lower by those who plume its tender wings, and direct its early course. Such is the magnitude, the transcendence, ...
— A Domestic Problem • Abby Morton Diaz

... the idealistic philosophy, involve the element of unity and spirituality, which implied a sort of personality; but the fulness of all spiritual forces, the essence of everything imperishable were quite as essential features of the conception; for in spite of the transcendence inseparable from the notion of God, this idea was nevertheless meant to explain the world.[427] Accordingly, they required a formula capable of expressing the transcendent and unchangeable nature of God on the one hand, and his fulness of creative and spiritual ...
— History of Dogma, Volume 2 (of 7) • Adolph Harnack

... ideas of supernal intelligence and perfect holiness, to which all the charms and graces of mere form immediately become subordinate, and, though the beauty remain, its agency is comparatively negative under the overpowering transcendence of ...
— Lectures on Art • Washington Allston



Words linked to "Transcendency" :   existence, transcendence, superiority, being, beingness, supremacy, domination, transcendent



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