The church of scientology : a history of a new religion

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Urban, Hugh B., 1926-
Physical Description:x, 268 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (pages [257] - 264) and index.
Published: Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2011]
ISBN:9780691146089 (hardcover : alk. paper)
069114608X (hardcover : alk. paper)
Table of Contents:
  • The world's most controversial new religion and why no one writes about it
  • L. Ron Hubbard : American entrepreneur, spiritual bricoleur
  • Scientology, Inc. : becoming a "religion" in the 1950s
  • A Cold War religion : Scientology, secrecy, and security in the 1950s and 60s
  • The "cult of all cults"? : Scientology and the cult wars of the 1970s and 80s
  • "The war" and the triumph of Scientology : becoming a tax-exempt religion in the 1990s
  • Secrets, security, and Cyberspace : Scientology's new wars of information on the Internet
  • 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."