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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CHAPTER II Humanity and the Development of the Profane World For the
moment , I will not try to give the foregoing a ... The Positing of the Object : The
Tool The positing of the object , which is not given in animality , is in the human
use of ...
It favors human life and not animality ; the resistance to immanence is what
regulates its resurgence , so poignant in ... But if man surrendered unreservedly
to immanence , he would fall short of humanity ; he would achieve it only to lose it
1 rate religious possibilities have revealed , and to make their shared content the
principle of a human life raised to universality , seems unassailable despite its
insipid results , but for anyone to whom human life is an experience to be carried