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By James R. Lewis

Scientology is arguably the main again and again arguable of all modern New non secular pursuits. The Church of Scientology has been occupied with battles over tax matters, a ten-year clash with the meals and Drug management, prolonged turmoil with a couple of ecu governments, and has even been subjected to FBI raids in Washington, D.C. and la.

Negative exposure, despite the fact that, has no longer avoided the Church from experiencing remarkably regular development. respectable nationwide census figures point out that the variety of Scientologists grew considerably in Canada, New Zealand, and Australia through the Nineties, and reports express that the Church won 10,000 participants within the usa in the course of that decade. This has led Scientology to start concerning itself as "The World's quickest transforming into Religion." yet regardless of its hugely public profile, lately more suitable by way of megastar spokespersons like Tom Cruise and Isaac Hayes, little has been released concerning the Church, its background, theology, and undertaking.
The current quantity brings jointly a global team of most sensible students on New spiritual pursuits to provide an intensive and even-handed review and research of all of those features of Scientology, together with the controversies to which it maintains to provide upward push. The book's six components take a close examine the Church via its similarities to and adjustments from different religions, conflicts with a variety of teams, in a foreign country missions, and its theology, background, and sociology.

James R. Lewis has assembled an strangely accomplished anthology, incorporating a variety of assorted methods. This quantity is a welcome and long-overdue source for students, scholars, and others attracted to this debatable and little-understood spiritual flow.

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Roy, Feb. 4, 1970, copy in the American Religions Collection, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara. 6. Hubbard left the service in February 1946 with twenty-one citations, letters of commendation, and medals on his record. It should be noted that the details of Hubbard’s naval career have been called into question by the critics of the Church of Scientology. Critics rely on an alleged copy of Hubbard’s notice of separation deposited at the Veteran’s Administration and accessible through the Freedom of Information Act.

6. Hubbard left the service in February 1946 with twenty-one citations, letters of commendation, and medals on his record. It should be noted that the details of Hubbard’s naval career have been called into question by the critics of the Church of Scientology. Critics rely on an alleged copy of Hubbard’s notice of separation deposited at the Veteran’s Administration and accessible through the Freedom of Information Act. This copy, inter alia, mentions four medals and awards rather than twenty-one.

3. On the seventieth anniversary of Hubbard’s becoming a blood brother, a ceremony commemorating that event was held among the members of the contemporary Blackfoot tribe. Cf. Letter from C. Emerson Fisher, Aug. 27, 1985, copy in the American Religions Collection, Davidson Library, University of California–Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California. 4. ” Postcard from Sigmund Freud to Thompson, July 27, 1923, in Library of Congress; copy in the American Religions Collection of the University of California, Santa Barbara.

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