Extremism as a Religious Norm

Publication Date: March 1983

Publisher: Society for the Scientific Study of Religion

Author(s): Charles S. Liebman

Research Area: Culture and religion

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.