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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movement in which it is given . In fact it is in leaving the world of things that the
lost intimacy is regained . But in reality the world of things is not the world by itself
and pure transcendence toward a pure intelligibility ( which is also , glimpsed all
forms that which the movement of transcendence made them : an intelligible
beyond of being , where it situates intimacy ... whose movement of violence was
given independently of evil ( in reason ' s being torn away from the sensuous
world ) ...
This complete scission surrendered his life to a movement that he no longer
controlled , a movement whose consequences eventually frightened him .
Logically this movement engages a large share of production in the installation of