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Theory of religion

Author: Georges Bataille
Publisher: New York : Zone Books, 1989.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Argues that religion is the search for lost intimacy, discusses its connection to the general economy, and examines the sacrifice of war.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Bataille, Georges, 1897-1962.
Theory of religion.
New York : Zone Books, 1989
(OCoLC)756455093
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Georges Bataille
ISBN: 0942299086 9780942299083 0942299094 9780942299090
OCLC Number: 18221741
Language Note: Translation of: Théorie de la religion.
Notes: Translation of: Théorie de la religion.
Description: 126 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Where This Book is Situated --
Introduction --
Part 1: The Basic Data --
1.1 Animality --
1.2. Humanity and the Development of the Profane World --
1.3. Sacrifice, the Festival, and the Principles of the Sacred World. Part 2: Religion Within the Limits of Reason --
2.1. The Military Order --
2.2. Dualism and Morality --
2.3. Mediation --
2.4. The rise of Industry.
Other Titles: Théorie de la religion.
Responsibility: Georges Bataille ; translated by Robert Hurley.

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