The religion, spirituality, and psychology of Jews

Adam B. Cohen, Benjamin J Gorvine, Harold Gorvine

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In this chapter, we discuss the religion and spirituality of Jews. We focus on four main areas of research, which suggest similarities and differences between Jews and members of other religious groups: religiousness, moral judgment, forgiveness, and health and well-being. We suggest throughout the chapter important directions for future research, particularly paying more attention to important distinctions among Jews of different denominations. Throughout this chapter, we also briefly provide historical context. We hope that this chapter will promote understanding of the psychology, religion, and spirituality of Jews and that it will have some broader messages for a psychology of religion and spirituality.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAPA handbook of psychology, religion, and spirituality
Subtitle of host publication(Vol 1) Context, theory, and research
EditorsKenneth I Pargament
PublisherAmerican Psychological Association
Number of pages15
ISBN (Print)978-1-4338-1077-0
StatePublished - 2013


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