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.
Hereupon follows the first differentiation of primitive substance - the separation of force from matter, the emanation of the world from God.
There is considerable superficial similarity between evolution and emanation, especially in their formal statements.
The doctrine of emanation also regards the world as a process of particularization.