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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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 ...
Georges Bataille. PART TWO Religion Within the Limits of Reason From the
Military Order O ar V to Industrial Growth CHAPTER I The Military Order ce From
a Balance of TWO RELIGION WITHIN THE LIMITS OF REASON.
So long as the limits of the empire were not reached , production had military
force as its primary end , and when these limits were reached , military force was
pushed into the background . Moreover , except for what was required for the ...