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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1 , in excluding violence by violence ( and he is less so than the excluded
violence , which is the necessary mediation of his divinity ) , but he is divine only
insofar as he opposes reason and the good ; and if he is a pure rational morality ,
The one who undergoes the violence of evil can also be called the mediator , but
this is insofar as he subjects himself to ... the god of vengeance , could not
receive this name since he had involuntarily undergone the violence of mediation
The Divine Delivered Over to the Operation The paradox of a mediation that
should not have been does not rest merely on an internal contradiction . In a
general way , it controls the contradiction involved in the lifting and maintenance
of the ...