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Transcendence is the state of God's being as being the state of limitlessness. The term normally is used to describe the state in which God's being transcends all the limits of cosmic and physical boundaries. Transcendence typically is thought to be contrasted both with limited (local) presence/action and with omnipresence, though there has, for centuries, been much thought taken to harmonizing transcendence with omnipresence.

One metaphor for God's transcendence is that in mathematics called transcendence theory. This theory in mathematics is the branch of thought that studies transcendental numbers. However inadequate and distracting a description of God which this metaphor creates, the point of this metaphor is that the transcendental God lacks synthetic natural characteristics, just as the transcendental numbers lack algebraic properties.