Emile Durkheim, The Elementary Forms of the Religious Life (1915)

“All known religious beliefs, whether simple or complex, present one common characteristic: they presuppose a classification of all the things, real and ideal, of which men think, into two classes or opposed groups, generally designated by two distinct terms which are translated well enough by the words ‘profane’ and ‘sacred’. This division of the worldContinue reading “Emile Durkheim, The Elementary Forms of the Religious Life (1915)”