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 ... A scale is built into this conception : the
supreme being is in a sense a pure spirit ; similarly , the spirit of a dead man does
tions , the hierarchy of spirits tends to be based on a fundamental distinction
between spirits that depend on a body , like those of men ... The spirit that is not
subordinated to the reality of a mortal body is a god , is purely divine ( sa - , cred )
Insofar as he is spirit , it is man ' s misfortune to have the body of an animal and
thus to be like a thing , but it is the glory of the human body to be the substratum
of a spirit . And the spirit is so closely linked to the body as a thing that the body ...