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Nova Religio. 2017; 204116–121 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2017.20.4.116
Published: 01 May 2017
...Catherine Wessinger © 2017 by The Regents of the University of California 2017 Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology . By Leah Remini and Rebecca Paley . Ballantine Books , 2015 . 272 pages. $27.00 cloth; $17.00 paper; ebook available. Leah Remini: Scientology...
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Nova Religio. 2014; 17338–63 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2014.17.3.38
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. 2019; 223150–153 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2019.22.3.150
Published: 01 February 2019
...Donald A. Westbrook © 2019 by The Regents of the University of California 2019 Scientology in Popular Culture: Influences and Struggles for Legitimacy . Edited by Stephen A. Kent and Susan Raine . Praeger , 2017 . 373 pages. $58.00 cloth; ebook available. ongoing fight for...
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Nova Religio. 2018; 213147 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2018.21.3.147
Published: 01 February 2018
... © 2018 by The Regents of the University of California 2018 Handbook of Scientology . Edited by James R. Lewis and Kjersti Hellesøy Brill , 2016 . xxviii + 592 pages. $270.00 U.S., €199.00 Europe; ebook available. by entering a trance state and speaking in the voice of (male...
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Nova Religio. 2017; 2045–12 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2017.20.4.5
Published: 01 May 2017
...Régis Dericquebourg Although there has been relatively little scholarly research on Scientology apart from the remarkable works of Roy Wallis, Harriet Whitehead, James R. Lewis, and Hugh B. Urban, that is changing as indicated by the large number of submissions in response to the call for papers...
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Nova Religio. 2017; 204111–113 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2017.20.4.111
Published: 01 May 2017
...George D. Chryssides © 2017 by The Regents of the University of California 2017 My Scientology Movie . Directed by John Dower . BBC Pictures , 2015 . 99 minutes. maintain objectivity, Ron Miscavige remains informative and sincere, if a bit colloquial as well. A reader might...
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Nova Religio. 2017; 204106–108 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2017.20.4.106
Published: 01 May 2017
...Carole M. Cusack © 2017 by The Regents of the University of California 2017 Fair Game: The Incredible Untold Story of Scientology in Australia . By Steve Cannane . ABC Books , 2016 . 378 pages. AUD $32.99 paper; ebook available. feminism. Apart from therapy with a lesbian-feminist...
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Nova Religio. 2017; 204109–111 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2017.20.4.109
Published: 01 May 2017
...Sarah G. Chiren © 2017 by The Regents of the University of California 2017 Ruthless: Scientology, My Son David Miscavige, and Me . By Ron Miscavige with Dan Koon . St. Martin’s Press , 2016 . 256 pages. $26.99 cloth; $16.99 paper; ebook available. she writes. This is not...
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Nova Religio. 2017; 204113–115 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2017.20.4.113
Published: 01 May 2017
...Hugh B. Urban © 2017 by The Regents of the University of California 2017 Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief . Written and directed by Alex Gibney . HBO Documentary Films , 2015 . 119 minutes. carried out repeatedly in order to improve one s communication skills.) The...
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Nova Religio. 2017; 204100–104 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2017.20.4.100
Published: 01 May 2017
... Church of Scientology Tried to Destroy Paulette Cooper . By Tony Ortega . Silvertail Books , 2015 . 404 pages. $14.15 paper; ebook available. Memoirs of a Scientology Warrior . By Mark “Marty” Rathbun . CreateSpace , 2013 . 330 pages. $10.00 paper; ebook available. Blown for Good...
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Nova Religio. 2017; 20413–36 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2017.20.4.13
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. 2016; 2025–33 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2016.20.2.5
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. 2014; 174123–125 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2014.17.4.123
Published: 01 May 2014
...Jodie Vann © 2014 by The Regents of the University of California 2014 Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief . By Lawrence Wright . Alfred E. Knopf , 2013 . 430 pages. $28.95 cloth; $15.95 paper; $12.99 ebook. associated with writers Daniel Dennett...
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Nova Religio. 2014; 173116–119 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2014.17.3.116
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; 15391–116 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2012.15.3.91
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. 2017; 20437–61 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2017.20.4.37
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; 20462–79 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2017.20.4.62
Published: 01 May 2017
...Massimo Introvigne In 1955 the Hubbard Association of Scientologists International claimed it had obtained a secret Soviet brainwashing manual, and then published it. Based on that text, and other information he claimed to have received on Communist mind-control techniques, Scientology founder L...
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Nova Religio. 2015; 1925–16 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2015.19.2.5
Published: 01 November 2015
... conspiracy narratives are mobilized within religious groups such as Aum Shinrikyo, Scientology or others. Moreover, we can fruitfully examine secular conspiracy theories through ideas typically applied to religions, such as theodicy, millenarianism, and esoteric claims to higher knowledge. Most studies...
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Nova Religio. 2020; 233110–112 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2020.23.3.110
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; 234142–144 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2020.23.4.142
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...