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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Duration ceases to have any value , or it is there only in order to produce the
morbid delectation of anguish . On the contrary , the objective and in a sense
transcendent ( relative to the subject ) positing of the world of things has duration
as its ...
And in this case , the consolation in the strong sense the word has in the “
consolations ” of the mystics ) is in a sense bitterly tied to the fact that it cannot
last , but it is precisely the disappearance of duration , and of the neutral
Intimacy – salvation – is regarded as a thing characterized by individuality and
duration ( of the operation ) . Duration is given to it as a foundation originating in
the concern for enduring that is governed by the operation . At the RELIGION ...