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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That intimate life , which had lost the ability to fully reach me , which I regarded
primarily as a thing , is fully restored to my sensibility through its absence . Death
reveals life in its plenitude and dissolves V the real order . Henceforth it matters ...
In the manipulation of objects and , generally , in relations with objects , or with
subjects regarded as objects , there appear , in forms that are implicit but linked
to the profane world , the principles of reason and morality . The sacred is itself ...
Intimacy – salvation – is regarded as a thing characterized by individuality and
duration ( of the operation ) . Duration is given to it as a foundation originating in
the concern for enduring that is governed by the operation . At the RELIGION ...