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The elementary forms of religious life french les formes lmentaires de la vie religieuse published by the french sociologist mile durkheim in 1912 is a book that analyzes religion as a social phenomenon durkheim attributes the development of religion to the emotional security attained through communal living. Buy the elementary forms of religious life oxford worlds classics abridged illustrated by durkheim mile cladis mark s cosman carol isbn 9780199540129 from amazons book store everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. If religion generated everything that is essential in society this is because the idea of society is the soul of religionin the elementary forms of religious life 1912 emile durkheim set himself the task of discovering the enduring source of human social identity he investigated what he considered to be the simplest form of documented religion totemism among the aborigines of australia. The elementary forms of the religious life 1912 excerpt from robert alun jones emile durkheim an introduction to four major worksbeverly hills ca sage publications inc 1986 pp 115 155. Durkheims elementary forms of the religious life is one of the deepest books ive ever read but i will leave others to speak of that i would like to complain about this particular edition the oxfords world classics edition