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Extremism as a Religious Norm

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Publication Date: March 1983

Publisher(s): Society for the Scientific Study of Religion

Author(s): Charles S. Liebman

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Culture and religion (Religion and religious groups)

Keywords: Israeli Jews

Type: Report

Coverage: Israel


This study is an effort to understand the apparent growth of 'religious extremism'. My focus is on Judaism in Israel. My assumption is that the rise of religious extremism is not limited to Judaism in Israel, therefore the explanation offered cannot be peculiar to that religion or that country.