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 Spirits and the Gods The equality and inequality of these various existences ,
all opposed to the things that pure objects are , resolves into a hierarchy of spirits
. Men and the supreme being , but also , in a first representation , animals ...
Originally , within the divine world , the beneficent and pure elements opposed
the malefic and impure elements , a and both types appeared equally distant
from the profane . But if one considers a dominant movement of reflective thought
, the ...
But in reality the world of things is not the world by itself and pure transcendence
toward a pure intelligibility ( which is also , glimpsed all at once , in the
awakening , a pure unintelligibility ) is , within the sensuous world , a destruction
at once ...