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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There is doubtless , in the invention of a supreme being , a determination to
define a value that is greater than any other . But this desire to increase results in
a diminution . The objective personality of the supreme being situates it in the
The Eaten Animal , the Corpse , and the Thing The definition of the animal as a
thing has become a basic human given . The animal has lost its status as man ' s
fellow creature , and man , perceiving the animality in himself , regards it as a ...
still a negative definition , from which the essential is missing . These statements
have the vague quality of inaccessible distances , but on the other hand
articulated definitions substitute the tree for the forest , the distinct articulation for