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 immanence of a living organism in the world is very different : an organism
seeks elements around it ( or outside it ) which are immanent to it and with which
it must establish ( relatively stabilize ) relations of immanence . Already it is no ...
An organism , moreover , is separated from processes that are similar to it ; each
organism is detached from other organisms : in this sense organic life , at the
same time that it accentuates the relation with the world , withdraws from the