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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... it is not , as its contrary . The reality of a profane world , of a world of things and
bodies , is established opposite a holy and mythical world . Within the limits of
continuity , everything is spiritual ; 37 HUMANITY AND THE PROFANE WORLD.
The transcendence of a more radical dualism is the passage from one world to
the other . More exactly , it is the leaving of this world , the leaving of the world ,
period - for , opposite the sensuous world , the intelligible world is not so much a
And precisely the opposite is accomplished by the negation of their value , which
surrenders and confines man to them , changing their meaning . The negation of
their value replaces the world of works subordinated to the intimate order with a ...