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  1. The ethics of ecstasy: Georges Bataille and Amy Hollywood on mysticism, morality, and violence.Stephen S. Bush - 2011 - Journal of Religious Ethics 39 (2):299-320.
    Georges Bataille agrees with numerous Christian mystics that there is ethical and religious value in meditating upon, and having ecstatic episodes in response to, imagery of violent death. For Christians, the crucified Christ is the focus of contemplative efforts. Bataille employs photographic imagery of a more-recent victim of torture and execution. In this essay, while engaging with Amy Hollywood's interpretation of Bataille in Sensible Ecstasy, I show that, unlike the Christian mystics who influence him, Bataille strives to divorce himself from (...)
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  • Theory of Religion.Georges Bataille - 1989 - Zone Books.
    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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