Emile Durkheim was a French sociologist and philosopher, founder the French sociological school and the structural and functional analysis, also he is considered to be the father of the social science. Published in 1912, “The Elementary Forms of Religious Life” is one of Emile Durkheim's most notable and complex pieces of writing. The work describes and explains the most primitive religion known to man. Durkheim attributes the development of religion to the emotional security attained through communal living. For Durkheim the sacred is generated by means of rituals the created social cohesion and tie individuals to society. These bonds, which are articulated in moral terms, shape the categories through which we understand our social reality. We are glad to present you the article that will be informative for everyone who is interested in the social philosophy. Enjoy the reading.