Scientology is arguably the most persistently controversial of all contemporary New Religious Movements. James R. Lewis has assembled an unusually comprehensive anthology, incorporating a wide range of different approaches. In this book, a group of well-known scholars of New Religious Movements offers an extensive and evenhanded overview and analysis of all of these aspects of Scientology, including the controversies to which it continues to give rise.
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Part I Introductory Essays
Part II Theoretical and Quantitative Approaches
Part III Community and Practices
Part IV Sources and Comparative Approaches
Part V Controversy
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