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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subject has a part in the elements it distinguishes , where it has a part in the
world and remains “ like water in water . ” The element in which the subject has a
part – the world , an animal , a plant – is not subordinated to it ( likewise , the
e ma US appeared ( as if they were comparable to the digging stick , or the
chipped stone ) elements that were and nonetheless remained continuous with
the world , such as animals , plants , other men , and finally , the subject
Originally , within the divine world , the beneficent and pure elements opposed
the malefic and impure elements , a and both types appeared equally distant
from the profane . But if one considers a dominant movement of reflective thought
, the ...