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Nova Religio (2014) 17 (3): 38–63.
Published: 01 February 2014
... religious movements. In this article, I briefly survey ways in which constant changes in communications media and consumption require scholars to reassess interaction between the media and new religious movements. Using as a test-case the Church of Scientology’s interaction with Australian “tabloid...
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Nova Religio (2014) 17 (3): 116–119.
Published: 01 February 2014
...Kelly J. Baker © 2014 by The Regents of the University of California 2014 The Church of Scientology: A History of a New Religion . By Hugh B. Urban . Princeton University Press , 2011 . xii + 268 pages. $27.95 cloth and ebook, $22.95 paper. Reviews The Church of Scientology: A...
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Nova Religio (2012) 15 (3): 91–116.
Published: 01 February 2012
...Hugh B. Urban The Church of Scientology remains one of the most controversial and poorly understood new religious movements to emerge in the last century. And among the most controversial questions in the early history of the Church is L. Ron Hubbard's involvement in the ritual magic of Aleister...
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Nova Religio (2016) 20 (2): 5–33.
Published: 01 November 2016
..., and the family. To date, research on the Church of Scientology, founded by L. Ron Hubbard in 1954, has neglected the topic of sex. In this article, I remedy this lacuna by examining three areas linked by the theme of “attempted abortion.” First, I explore Hubbard’s biography in terms of sexual and...
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Nova Religio (2017) 20 (4): 5–12.
Published: 01 May 2017
... religious tradition and its institutions reflects the difficulty scholars still encounter in obtaining fundamental data relating to the Church of Scientology. © 2017 by The Regents of the University of California 2017 Church of Scientology Dianetics L. Ron Hubbard Brain-Washing Manual OT VIII...
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Nova Religio (2017) 20 (4): 37–61.
Published: 01 May 2017
...Donald A. Westbrook This article analyzes the history and purpose of the Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR), a group co-founded in 1969 by the Church of Scientology to educate the public on the alleged abuses of psychologists and psychiatrists and advocate for legal reform. Its other...
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Nova Religio (2017) 20 (4): 13–36.
Published: 01 May 2017
...Hugh B. Urban This article examines the role of secrecy in the Church of Scientology, focusing on one of the most confidential and least studied aspects of the Church’s advanced auditing levels—Operating Thetan VIII. I use this example as a way of highlighting the complex ethical and...
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Nova Religio (2020) 24 (1): 5–30.
Published: 29 July 2020
... often been an internationally significant, but largely overlooked, locale in the global cult wars. THE FIRST WAVE: SCIENTOLOGISTS UNDER THE BED (1960 1972) Internationally, the best-known Australian cult controversy involves the Church of Scientology in early 1960s Melbourne. A series of com- plaints...
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Nova Religio (2020) 24 (1): 31–54.
Published: 29 July 2020
... . . . you had to go to Anne to get the clearing. 34 This account of regression therapy or treatment shows both similar- ities and stark differences with another controversial new religion that received greater public attention in Victoria in the 1960s: the Church of Scientology.35 Founded by L. Ron Hubbard...
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Nova Religio (2020) 24 (1): 91–93.
Published: 29 July 2020
..., including Falun Gong, but the magnitude of the repression and the resulting international controversies are ignored. Large Christian new religious movements, such as The Church of Almighty God (introduced under its old name of Eastern Lightning) and the Shouters enter the book only because of their alleged...
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Nova Religio (2020) 23 (3): 110–112.
Published: 01 February 2020
..., Theology, and Praxis. By Donald A. Westbrook. Oxford University Press, 2019. 346 Pages. $45.00 cloth; ebook available. Donald A. Westbrook s detailed history of the Church of Scientology is based upon a phenomenal mastery of Scientology writings. At the pres- ent moment, he is more knowledgeable of this...
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Nova Religio (2020) 23 (4): 142–144.
Published: 15 April 2020
... in France, minorities in Spain, Finland, the Russian Federation, Hungary, Israel, Turkey, Iran, and the Balkans. Again, with wider relevance as a criterion, the most interesting chapters are Holly Folk s work on the Church of Scientology in Hungary, Shai Feraro on Paganism in Israel, Inez Schippers...
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Nova Religio (2020) 23 (3): 112–114.
Published: 01 February 2020
..., Westbrook claims that he and Hugh Urban, author of The Church of Scientology (2011), had little trouble gaining access to texts and individuals they needed to see. He believes this is a new day in Scientology studies, since Scientologists now see value in cooperating with those who want to understand them...
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Nova Religio (2019) 23 (2): 135–136.
Published: 01 November 2019
...David Mihalyfy © 2019 by The Regents of the University of California 2019 Revival: Resurrecting the Process Church of the Final Judgment . By William Sims Bainbridge . Feral House , 2017 . 192 pages. $23.00 paper; ebook available. Revival: Resurrecting the Process Church of the...
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Nova Religio (2019) 23 (1): 140–142.
Published: 01 August 2019
... reactions and thoughts at times during his travel to interview people and visit churches. These stories and insights are interesting, but they are not particularly revealing. The work reads more as a journal or catalog of reflections than it does a historical study, and it is lacking in regard to use of...
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Nova Religio (2019) 23 (1): 142–145.
Published: 01 August 2019
... innovations in the Church of Latter-day Saints negoti- ated integration of communication innovations from printing press to radio, and television to internet. Robin Harragin s and Tony Lobl s piece on Christian Science in Britain argues that, having been ahead of the curve since Mary Baker Eddy s time in its...
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Nova Religio (2019) 22 (3): 150–153.
Published: 01 February 2019
... The Church of Scientology: A History of a New Religion (Princeton, 2011), James R. Lewis and Kjersti Hellesøy s edited Handbook of Scientology (Brill, 2017), and special issues of Alternative Spirituality and Religion Review (6, no. 1), Numen (63, no. 1), and Nova Religio (20, no. 4). Coedited by...
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Nova Religio (2019) 22 (3): 148–150.
Published: 01 February 2019
...- bined. Prominent examples include James R. Lewis anthology Scientology (Oxford, 2009), Hugh B. Urban s monograph The Church of Scientology: A History of a New Religion (Princeton, 2011), James R. Lewis and Kjersti Hellesøy s edited Handbook of Scientology (Brill, 2017), and special issues of...
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Nova Religio (2019) 22 (4): 96–104.
Published: 01 May 2019
... Wasco County to register to vote in the upcoming Wasco County election. 7 Liselotte Frisk is author of The New Religious Movements What Happened to Them? A Study of the Church of Scientology, the Children of God, ISKCON, the Unification Church and the Rajneesh Movement and Their Development over Time...
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Nova Religio (2019) 22 (3): 153–154.
Published: 01 February 2019
... legal and extra-legal church action. These and other topics might also serve to humanize Scientology and Scientologists beyond the usual discussions about celeb- rity and ecclesiastical stakeholders. As this new religion continues to evolve in the twenty-first century, researchers and students would do...