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Other Authors: Lewis, James, 1949-
Physical Description:xiv, 446 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and index.
Published: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, [2009]
ISBN:9780195331493 (alk. paper)
0195331494 (alk. paper)
Table of Contents:
  • 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.