The Church of Scientology : A History of a New Religion
By: Urban, Hugh B.Material type: TextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2013Description: 1 online resource (189 p.).ISBN: 9781400839438.Subject(s): Dianetics | Hubbard, L. Ron -- (La Fayette Ron), -- 1911-1986 | ScientologyGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: The Church of Scientology : A History of a New ReligionDDC classification: 299.93609 | 299/.93609 LOC classification: BP605.S2 -- U73 2011ebOnline resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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COVER -- CONTENTS -- LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS -- ACKNOWLEDGMENTS -- INTRODUCTION: THE WORLD'S MOST CONTROVERSIAL NEW RELIGION AND WHY NO ONE WRITES ABOUT IT -- ONE: L. RON HUBBARD: AMERICAN ENTREPRENEUR, SPIRITUAL BRICOLEUR -- TWO: SCIENTOLOGY, INC: BECOMING A "RELIGION" IN THE 1950s -- THREE: A COLD WAR RELIGION: SCIENTOLOGY, SECRECY, AND SECURITY IN THE 1950s AND 60s -- FOUR: THE "CULT OF ALL CULTS"?: SCIENTOLOGY AND THE CULT WARS OF THE 1970s AND 80s -- FIVE: "THE WAR" AND THE TRIUMPH OF SCIENTOLOGY: BECOMING A TAX-EXEMPT RELIGION IN THE 1990s
SIX: SECRETS, SECURITY, AND CYBERSPACE: SCIENTOLOGY'S NEW WARS OF INFORMATION ON THE INTERNET -- CONCLUSION: NEW RELIGIONS, FREEDOM, AND PRIVACY IN THE POST-9/11 WORLD -- APPENDIX: A TIMELINE OF MAJOR EVENTS IN SCIENTOLOGY'S COMPLEX JOURNEY TO BECOMING A "RELIGION" -- NOTES -- SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY -- INDEX
Scientology is one of the wealthiest and most powerful new religions to emerge in the past century. To its detractors, L. Ron Hubbard's space-age mysticism is a moneymaking scam and sinister brainwashing cult. But to its adherents, it is humanity's brightest hope. Few religious movements have been subject to public scrutiny like Scientology, yet much of what is written about the church is sensationalist and inaccurate. Here for the first time is the story of Scientology's protracted and turbulent journey to recognition as a religion in the postwar American landscape. Hugh Urban tells the r
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