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Scientology

Autore: James R Lewis
Editore: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2009.
Edizione/Formato:   book_printbook : EnglishVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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The Church of Scientology has been involved in battles over tax issues, a ten-year battle with the Food and Drug Administration regarding the Electro-meters used in the Church's counseling activities, and extended conflicts with the Australian and German governments. In this book, a group of well-known scholars of New Religious Movements offers an extensive and evenhanded overview and analysis of all of these  Per saperne di più…
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Tipo materiale: Risorsa internet
Tipo documento: Book, Internet Resource
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: James R Lewis
ISBN: 9780195331493 0195331494 0199715955 9780199715954
Numero OCLC: 232786014
Descrizione: xiv, 446 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contenuti: Birth of a religion / J. Gordon Melton --
The cultural context of Scientology / William Sims Bainbridge --
Researching Scientology : perceptions, premises, promises, and problematics / Douglas E. Cowan --
Making sense of Scientology : prophetic, contractual religion / David G. Bromley --
Scientology and self-narrativity : theology and soteriology as resource and strategy / Dorthe Refslund Christensen --
The growth of Scientology and the Stark model of religious "success" / James R. Lewis --
Community in Scientology and among Scientologists / Peter B. Andersen and Rie Wellendorf --
How should we regard the religious ceremonies of the Church of Scientology? / Régis Dericquebourg --
The development and reality of auditing / Gail M. Harley and John Kieffer --
Scientology as technological Buddhism / Frank K. Flinn --
Scientology, a "new age" religion? / Andreas Grünschloss --
Scientology : "modern religion" or "religion of modernity"? / Gerald Willms --
The nature of the new religious movements--anticult "culture war" in microcosm : the Church of Scientology versus the Cult Awareness Network / Anson Shupe --
Scientology in court : a look at some major cases from various nations / James T. Richardson --
The Church of Scientology in France : legal and activist counterattacks in the "War on Sectes" / Susan J. Palmer --
Scientology Missions International (SMI) : an immutable model of technological missionary activity / Bernadette Rigal-Cellard --
The Church of Scientology in Sweden / Henrik Bogdan --
Scientology down under / Adam Possamai and Alphia Possamai-Inesedy --
"His name was Xenu. He used renegades--" : aspects of Scientology's founding myth / Mikael Rothstein --
Celebrity, the popular media, and Scientology : making familiar the unfamiliar / Carole M. Cusack --
Sources for the study of Scientology : presentations and reflections / Dorthe Refslund Christensen --
Pastoral care and September 11 : Scientology's nontraditional religious contribution / Carole M. Cusack and Justine Digance.
Responsabilità: edited by James R. Lewis.
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