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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The world of the spirit ( having few connections with the first world of spirits -
where the distinct forms of the object were joined to the indistinction of the
intimate order ) is the intelligible world of the idea , whose unity cannot be broken
The Negation of the Immanence of the Divine and Its Positing in the
Transcendence of Reason The moment of change is given in a passage : the
intelligible sphere is revealed in a transport , in a sudden movement of
transcendence , where ...
Georges Bataille. forms that which the movement of transcendence made them :
an intelligible beyond of being , where it situates intimacy . But the sacrifice of the
divinity is much more closely tied to the general exclusion of the given violences