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The Church of Scientology

Author: J Gordon Melton
Publisher: [Salt Lake City] : Signature Books in cooperation with CESNUR, 2000.
Series: Studies in contemporary religions, 1.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The author explores the theology and hierarchical structure of the Church of Scientology providing information on its founder, L. Ron Hubbard, the church's social reform programs, and a summary of the major points of controversy.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: J Gordon Melton
ISBN: 1560851392 9781560851394
OCLC Number: 43287391
Description: vi, 80 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm
Contents: Birth of a religion --
The Founder --
The Disruption of War --
Encountering the Powers That Be --
The 1960s and Beyond --
The Church of Scientology International --
What Is Dianetics/Scientology? --
Dianetics --
From Dianetics to Scientology --
Ethics and Justice --
The Organization of Scientology --
The Structure of the Church --
Social Betterment Programs --
Association for Better Living and Education --
Narconon/Criminon --
Applied Scholastics --
The Way to Happiness Foundation --
Social Reform Programs --
Citizens Commission on Human Rights --
National Commission on Law Enforcement and Social Justice --
World Institute of Scientology Enterprises --
But Is It a Religion? --
Critics Abound --
The Future.
Series Title: Studies in contemporary religions, 1.
Other Titles: Chiesa di Scientology.
Responsibility: J. Gordon Melton.
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The author explores the theology and hierarchical structure of the Church of Scientology providing information on its founder, L. Ron Hubbard, the church's social reform programs, and a summary of the major points of controversy.

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