Theory of Religion  

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"In "Animality," the first chapter of Theory of Religion, Georges Bataille (1897-1962) treats the problem of immanence through an examination of animality. In contrast to transcendence, which designates the relation of knowledge between a ..." --Animal Philosophy (2004) by Matthew Calarco, ‎Peter Atterton

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Théorie de la religion (1948, English: Theory of Religion) is a book by Georges Bataille.

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"Theory of Religion brings to philosophy what Bataille's earlier book, The Accursed Share, brought to anthropology and history; namely, an analysis based on notions of excess and expenditure. Bataille brilliantly defines religion as so many different attempts to respond to the universe's relentless generosity. Framed within his original theory of generalized economics and based on his masterly reading of archaic religious activity, Theory of Religion constitutes, along with The Accursed Share, the most important articulation of Bataille's work."

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