Published in 1912, The Elementary Forms of the Religious Life was the last major book by the great sociologist Emile Durkheim. An early translation has remained the only English-language version available, despite many errors. Now a sociologist and religious scholar offers a much-needed new translation that will restore Durkheim's work to its ...Read MorePublished in 1912, The Elementary Forms of the Religious Life was the last major book by the great sociologist Emile Durkheim. An early translation has remained the only English-language version available, despite many errors. Now a sociologist and religious scholar offers a much-needed new translation that will restore Durkheim's work to its original brilliance.Read Less
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A classic in the field of religious studies or on aspects on religiosity. Also dealt with on sociological grounds are how such areas of psychic life can be classified and designated. Observes and comments on behavior relating to the numinous; considers such behaviors and motivations starting with earliest times by man .
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