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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He would have no anguish if he were not the individual ( the thing ) , and it is
essentially the fact of being an individual ... It is in order to satisfy the demands of
the thing , it is insofar as the world of things has posited his duration as the basic
But in reality the world of things is not the world by itself and pure transcendence
toward a pure intelligibility ( which is ... as archaic sacrifice , which is , following
an ineluctable destiny , at the same time to lift and to preserve the order of things .
What . is sacrificed is what serves , and as soon as sovereignty is reduced to
serving the order of things , it can be restored to the divine order only through its
destruction , as a thing . This assumes the positing of the divine in a being
capable of ...