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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And even if it gets part of the laws it decrees from religion , it grounds them , like
the others , in reason ; it links them to the order of things . Morality lays down
rules that follow universally from the nature of the profane world , that ensure the
... RELIGION WITHIN THE LIMITS OF REASON.
1 rate religious possibilities have revealed , and to make their shared content the
principle of a human life raised to universality , seems unassailable despite its
insipid results , but for anyone to whom human life is an experience to be carried