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The church of scientology : a history of a new religion / Hugh B. Urban.

Author/Creator:
Urban, Hugh B.
Publication:
Princeton : Princeton University Press, c2011.
Format/Description:
Book
x, 268 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
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Subjects:
Scientology -- History.
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."
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
069114608X
9780691146089 (hardcover : alk. paper)
OCLC:
720261416
Publisher Number:
99945407445