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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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
Thus the letting loose of the festival is finally , if not fettered , then at least
confined to the limits of a reality of which it is the negation . The festival is
tolerated to the extent that it reserves the necessities of the profane world .
Limitation , the ...
This unequal situation finally poses the problem in clear terms . The intimate
order is not reached if it is not elevated to the authenticity and authority of the real
world and real humanity . This implies , as a matter of fact , the replacement of ...