Friday, April 11, 2008

More Research on Scientology

I just got this awesome comment from kenfriend7. I think it is so valuable for people interested in researching Scientology that I am also posting it here as a main article. Thank you ken!

kenfriend7 said:
Here are 24 articles by religious scholars on Scientology, and eight articles on related subjects, in as many places as I could find them. I don't know if you have all these already, but I thought you might find this collection helpful.

"Scientology, An Analysis and Comparison of its Religious Systems and Doctrines"
Bryan R. Wilson, Ph.D. Oxford University

"Scientology, The Marks of a Religion"
Frank K. Flinn, Ph.D., Adjunct Professor in Religious Studies,
Washington University Saint Louis, Missouri, U.S.A.

"Scientology, Its Cosmology, Anthropology, System of Ethics & Methodologies"
Régis Dericquebourg, Professor, Sociology of Religion
University of Lille III, Lille, France
Also under the title, "Scientology"

"Scientology, An Analysis and Review of a New Religion"
M. Darrol Bryant, Ph. D., Professor of Religion and Culture
Renison College, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Also under the title, "Scientology: A New Religion"

Also under the title, "The Religious Nature of Scientology"

"Scientology And Contemporary Definitions of Religion in the Social Sciences"
Alejandro Frigerio, Ph. D., Associate Professor of Sociology
Catholic University of Argentina, Buenos Aires, Argentina

"Scientology, A True Religion"
Urbano Alonso Galan, Doctor in Philosophy and Licenciate in Theology
Gregorian University and Saint Bonaventure Pontifical Facutly, Rome

"Scientology, The Relationship Between Scientology and Other Religions"
Fumio Sawada, Eighth Holder of the Secrets of Yu-itsu Shinto

"Scientology, Social Science and the Definition of Religion"
James A. Beckford, Ph.D., Professor of Sociology, University of Warwick, England

"Scientology: A Comparison with Religions of the East and West"
Per-Arne Berglie, Professor, History of Religion
University of Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden

"Is Scientology a Religion?"
Alan W. Black, Associate Professor of Sociology
University of New England, Armidale, New South Wales, Australia

"Scientology: Its True Nature"
Harri Heino, Professor of Theology
University of Tempere, Helsinki, Finland

"Is Scientology a Religion?"
A Report of Research by Dean M. Kelley, Counselor on Religious Liberty
National Counsel of Churches of Christ in the U.S.A.

"Religious Philosophy, Religion and Church"
G.C. Oosthuizen, Th.D., Professor (Retired), Dept. of Science of Religion
University of Durban-Westville, Natal, South Africa

"The Religious Nature of Scientology"
Geoffrey Parrinder, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus
Comparative Study of Religions, University of London, England

"Scientology Its Historical­Morphological Frame"
Dario Sabbatucci, Professor of History of Religions
University of Rome, Rome, Italy

"Scientology A Way of Spiritual Self­Indentification"
Michael A. Sivertsev, Ph.D., Chairman for New Religions
Board of Cooperation with Religious Organisations, Office of the Russian President

"Scientology and Religion"
Christiaan Vonck, Ph. D.,
Faculty for Comparative Study Of Religions, Antwerp, Belgium

"The Church of Scientology"
Juha Pentikainen, Ph.D., Marja Pentikainen, MSC
Helsinki, Finland

"Is Scientology a Religion?
Gary D. Bouma, Ph.D., Dept. of Anthropology and Sociology
Monash University, Clayton, Victoria, Australia

"Scientology- A Religion in South Africa
David Chidester, Professor of Comparative Religion
University of Cape Town, South Africa

"Scientology - A New Religion"
Samuel S. Hill, Ph.D., Professor of Religion
County of Watauga, North Carolina, U.S.A.

"Scientology and the New Age"
Dr. Josef Wolf
Professor at Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic

"Scientology A New Religion"
Herbert Richardson, Ph.D., Professor of Religious Studies
University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada

"A Short Study of the Scientology Religion"
J. Gordon Melton, Methodist Minister, Ph.D. in the History and Literature of Religions

"A Contemporary Ordered Religious Community: The Sea Organization"
by J. Gordon Melton, Ph.D. in the History and Literature of Religions

"The Church of Scientology’s Rehabilitation Project Force"
A Study by Juha Pentikäinen (Chair of the Department of the Study of Religions, University of Helsinki, Finland), Jurgen F.K. Redhardt, and Michael York (Bath Spa University College)

"Religious Toleration and Religious Diversity"
Bryan Wilson, Ph.D., Oxford University, United Kingdom

"Social Change and New Religious Movements"
Bryan Ronald Wilson, Ph.D., University of Oxford, England

"Religious Liberty in Europe"
Prof. Massimo Introvigne
Center for Studies on New Religions (CESNUR), Turin, Italia

"L. Ron Hubbard & Scientology, Annotated Bibliographical Survey of Primary & Secondary Literature"
Marco Frenschkowski, University of Mainz, Germany

"The Reliability of Apostate Testimony about New Religious Movements"
Lonnie D. Kliever, Dr. Phil., Professor of Religious Studies
Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, U.S.A.

"Apostates and New Religious Movements"
Bryan Ronald Wilson, Ph.D., University of Oxford, England

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