Theory of Religion
Zone Books, 1989 - 126 páginas
Theory of Religion brings to philosophy what Georges Bataille's earlier book The Accursed Share brought to anthropology and history, namely, an analysis based on notions of excess and expenditure. No other work of Bataille's, and perhaps no other work anywhere since Weber's Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism, has managed to draw so incisively the links between man's religious and economic activities.
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... to self - consciousness as consciousness of the being without essence – but
conscious ? The inevitable incompletion does not in any way delay the response
, which is a movement – were it in a sense the lack of a response . On the
... it is not , as its contrary . The reality of a profane world , of a world of things and
bodies , is established opposite a holy and mythical world . Within the limits of
continuity , everything is spiritual ; 37 HUMANITY AND THE PROFANE WORLD.
This separate being is precisely a thing in that it is separated from itself : it is the
thing and the separation , but self is on the contrary an intimacy that is not
separated from anything ( except that which separates itself from this intimacy ,
thus it ...