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Among the Scientologists : History, Theology, and Praxis.

Author: Donald A Westbrook
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press USA - OSO, 2018.
Series: Oxford Studies in Western Esotericism Ser.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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What do Scientologists themselves have to say about Scientology? Based on six years of interviews, fieldwork, and research conducted among members of the Church of Scientology, this groundbreaking work examines features of the new religion's history, theology, and praxis in ways that move discussion beyond apostate-driven and exposé accounts.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Interviews
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Westbrook, Donald A.
Among the Scientologists : History, Theology, and Praxis.
Oxford : Oxford University Press USA - OSO, ©2018
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Donald A Westbrook
ISBN: 9780190664985 0190664983 9780190921453 0190921455
OCLC Number: 1059414879
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource (353 pages).
Contents: Intro; Series; Among the Scientologists; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction: Methods and Means of Researching Scientology and Scientologists; 1. Preliminary Conclusions from Interviews and Fieldwork; 2. Before the Religion: Episodes from the Advent of Dianetics and Scientology; 3. "Keeping Scientology Working": Features of Systematic Theology; 4. "We Come Back": Past and Present of the Sea Organization; 5. "Build a Better Bridge!": From LRH to COB and Beyond; Conclusion: Reflections on the Future of Scientology and Its Academic Study; Notes; Bibliography.
Series Title: Oxford Studies in Western Esotericism Ser.

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