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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How to shift from a reflection subordinated to necessary action , condemned to
useful distinction , to self - consciousness as consciousness of the being without
essence – but conscious ? The inevitable incompletion does not in any way
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 first condition makes destruction possible ; the second makes it necessary .
But this cannot be done in the empyrean , that is , in unreality , to which the
religious approach usually leads . The moment of decision demands , on the