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 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 ...
enduring that is governed by the operation . At the same time it is posited as the
result of operations analogous to those of the real order and pursued in that order
. In actual fact the intimate order is subordinated to the real world only in a ...
the principle of the productive operation generally dominated consciousness .
Consequently , merely by disputing the value of the operation insofar as its effect
was supposed to be exerted in the divine order , one arrived at the reign of the ...