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  • Storming Zion. Government Raids on Religious Communities.
    Wright, Stuart A., and Susan J. Palmer (2016)
    New York: Oxford University Press.

    Overview of government raids on religious minorities. An increase in raids in the 1990s was related to a shift of the anti-cult movement from brain washing accusations to child abuse ones. 6 case studies.

    Associated Search Terms: Case study; Nuwaubian; Violence; The Family; State; Social movement; Scientology; Twelve Tribes; Persecution; Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints; Child abuse; Branch Davidian; Brainwashing; Apostate; Anti-cult movement; Conflict theory; Moral panic
  • The Church of Scientology: A History of a New Religion.
    Urban, Hugh B. (2011)
    Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: New religions; Scientology; Historical
  • Researching Scientology: Perceptions, premises, promises, and problematics.
    Cowan, Douglas E. (2009)
    In James R. Lewis (ed.) Scientology. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 53-79.

    Associated Search Terms: Scientology
  • Scientology down under.
    Possamai, Adam, and Alphia Possamai-Inesedy (2009)
    In James R. Lewis (ed.) Scientology. New York: Oxford University Press, pp. 345-364.

    Associated Search Terms: Scientology, Australia; Australia
  • The Church of Scientology in France: Legal and activists' counterattacks in the "war on sects."
    Palmer, Susan J. (2009)
    In James Lewis (ed.) Scientology. New York: Oxford University Press, pp. 295-322.

    Associated Search Terms: Conflict; Scientology, France; France; State
  • Charisma and the Iron Cage: Rationalization, Science and Scientology.
    Locke, Simon (2004)
    Social Compass 51:1: 111-131.

    Emphasizes the socially constructed & rhetorical nature of the meaning of science used in the legitimation of Scientology.

    Associated Search Terms: Social construction of reality; Scientology; Rationality
  • Legal Regulation of Religions in Russia. New Developments.
    Richardson, James T., Galina A. Krylova, and Marat S. Shterin (2004)
    In James T. Richardson (ed.), Regulating Religion. Case Studies from Around the Globe. New York: Kluwer Academic/Plenum, pp. 247-257.

    Associated Search Terms: Society of Jesus; Hare Krishna, Russia; Unification Church, Russia; Catholic, Russia; Law; Russia; Jehovah´s Witness, Russia; Scientology, Russia
  • Brainwashing Programs in The Family/Children of God and Scientology.
    Kent, Stephen A. (2001)
    In Benjamin Zablocki and Thomas Robbins (eds.) Misunderstanding Cults. Searching for Objectivity in a Controversial Field. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, pp. 349-378. Critique by Lorne L. Dawson, pp. 379-400. Rejoinder by Kent, pp. 401-411.

    Uses public documents & interviews with former members of The Family & Scientology to illustrate brainwashing that was used to retain members.

    Associated Search Terms: Scientology; Children of God; Brainwashing
  • Mystagogie et religions de quérison: Max Weber revisité.
    Dericquebourg, Régis (2001)
    Archives de sciences sociales des religions 113: 149-158.

    Clarification of the type, mystagogue, the possessor of a magical charisma. Gives the examples of Mary Baker Eddy, Louis Antoine, Yvonne Trubert, and L. Ron Hubbard.

    Associated Search Terms: Healing; Scientology; Weber, Max; Antoinist; Mystagogue; Christian Science; Charisma
  • Scientology--Is this a religion?
    Kent, Stephen A. (1999)
    Marburg Journal of Religion 4: 1-12.

    Associated Search Terms: Definition of religion; Scientology
  • "Verfassungsfeindlich": Church, State, and New Religions in Germany.
    Hexham, Irving, and Karla Poewe (1999)
    Nova Religio 2:2: 208-227.

    Associated Search Terms: Anti-cult movement; Germany; New religions; Scientology, Germany
  • De la thérapie à la spiritualité et inversement: l'exemple de la Scientologie et du rebirth.
    Dericquebourg, Régis (1998)
    Recherches sociologiques 29:2: 37-51.

    Associated Search Terms: Scientology; Mental health
  • Managing to Recruit: Religious Conversion in the Workplace.
    Hall, Deana (1998)
    Sociology of Religion 59:4: 393-410.

    Examines business consulating services provided to physicians by Scientology-run firms as avenues of conversion.

    Associated Search Terms: Physician; Scientology; Conversion
  • New dimensions of social movement/countermovement interaction: The case of Scientology and its internet critics.
    Peckham, Michael (1998)
    Canadian Journal of Sociology 23:4: 317-347.

    Associated Search Terms: Scientology; Internet; Conflict; Social movement
  • Scientology as a Religion.
    Black, Alan (1997)
    Australian Religious Studies Review 10: 13-28.

    Associated Search Terms: Scientology
  • Scientology's Relationship with Eastern Religious Traditions.
    Kent, Stephen A. (1996)
    Journal of Contemporary Religion 11:1: 21-36.

    Associated Search Terms: Scientology
  • The Cultural Impact of New Religions in Latin and Central America and the Caribbean with Special Reference to Japanese New Religions.
    Clarke, Peter B. (1995)
    Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies 4:1: 117-126.

    Associated Search Terms: Buddhist, Brazil; Scientology, Latin America; Hare Krishna, Latin America; Japanese Brazilians
  • The Market for Gods and Services: Religion, Commerce, and Deviance.
    Passas, Nikos (1994)
    In Arthur L. Greil and Thomas Robbins (eds.) Religion and the Social Order. Volume 4 Between Sacred and Secular: Research and theory on Quasi-Religion. Greenwich, Connecticut: JAI Press, pp. 217-240.

    Argues that for-profit activities are needed by new religions; focuses on Scientology.

    Associated Search Terms: New religions; Scientology; Finances
  • I nuovi culti. Dagli Hare Krishna alla Scientologia.
    Introvigne, Massimo (1990)
    Milano: Arnoldo Mondadori.

    Associated Search Terms: Cult; Hare Krishna; Scientology; New religions
  • The Social Dimensions of Sectarianism: Sects and New Religious Movements in Contemporary Society.
    Wilson, Bryan R. (1990)
    New York: Oxford University Press.

    A collection of diverse essays.

    Associated Search Terms: New religions; Jehovah´s Witness, Belgium; Sect; Secularization; Jehovah´s Witness, Great Britain; Unification Church, Belgium; Great Britain; Belgium; Scientology
  • Science and Religion: The Case of Scientology.
    Bainbridge, William Sims (1987)
    In David G. Bromley and Phillip E. Hammond (eds.), The Future of New Religious Movements. Macon, Georgia: Mercer University Press, pp. 59-79.

    Associated Search Terms: New religions; Scientology
  • Hostages to Fortune: Thoughts on the Future of Scientology and the Children of God.
    Wallis, Roy (1987)
    In David G. Bromley and Phillip E. Hammond (eds.) The Future of New Religious Movements. Macon, Georgia: Mercer University Press, pp. 80-90.

    Associated Search Terms: Children of God; Scientology
  • Religion et santé: le cas de l'Église de Scientologie.
    Chagnon, Roland (1987)
    Social Compass 34:4: 495-507.

    Reviews the teachings of Dianetics & Scientology; describes Scientology in Montreal.

    Associated Search Terms: Canada, Quebec, Montreal; Scientology, Canada; Medical
  • Figuring out Cult Receptivity.
    Wallis, Roy (1986)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 25:4: 494-503.

    Examines the relationship between traditional church strength & cult membership for various western nations, with particular focus on Scientology & the Children of God.

    Associated Search Terms: New religions; Scientology; Children of God
  • Scientology "Ethics": Deviance, Identity and Social Control in a Cult-like Social World.
    Straus, Roger A. (1986)
    Symbolic Interaction 9:1: 67-82.

    Based largely on 1968-70 experience & '72 field notes.

    Associated Search Terms: Scientology; Deviance/social control; Identity; Participant observation
  • La scientologie: une nouvelle religion de la puissance.
    Chagnon, Roland (1985)
    Montréal: Hurtubise HMH.

    Focuses on Scientology in Montreal; includes data from a 1982 questionnaire.

    Associated Search Terms: New religions; Canada, Quebec, Montreal; Scientology, Canada
  • Nuove religioni, alla ricerca della terra promessa. Hare Krsna, Meditazione Trascendentale, Movimento di Shree Rajneesh, Chiesa della Scientologia, Chiesa di Sun Myung Moon.
    Terrin, Aldo Natale (1985)
    Brescia: Morcelliana.

    Associated Search Terms: Rajneesh; Scientology; Unification Church; Transcendental Meditation; New religions; Hare Krishna
  • The Future of Religion. Secularization, Revival and Cult Formation.
    Stark, Rodney, and William Sims Bainbridge (1985)
    Berkeley: University of California Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Conversion; Secularization; Canada; Transcendental Meditation; Revolution; Scientology; United States, regions; Typology; Europe
  • Sectes et nouveaux mouvements religieux en Belgique.
    Voisin, Michel, and Karel Dobbelaere (1985)
    Recherches sociologiques 16:3: 359-392.

    Discusses Antoinist, Baha'i, Mormon, Jehovah's Witness, Unificationist, Scientology, Rajneesh, & Hare Krishna movements; suggests liberal Belgium is not conducive to the growth of authoritarian groups.

    Associated Search Terms: Scientology, Belgium; Hare Krishna, Belgium; Baha´i, Belgium; Rajneesh, Belgium; Mormon, Belgium; Antoinist, Belgium; Belgium; Sect; New religions; Unification Church, Belgium; Jehovah´s Witness, Belgium
  • Cults and Communities: The Community Interfaces of Three Marginal Religious Movements.
    Harper, Charles L. (1982)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 21:1: 26-38.

    The Unification Church in Omaha, seeking societal change, faces conflict. Scientology, seeking legitimacy for client-centered activity, engages in pre-emptive action. The Assembly, a youth Evangelical group, faces conflict but seems to lack relevance.

    Associated Search Terms: Unification Church, U.S.A.; Assembly; Scientology, U.S.A.; Community study; United States, Nebraska, Omaha
  • Ursachen und Wirkungen gesellschaftlicher Verweigerung junger Menschen unter besonderer Berücksichtigung der
    Berger, Herbert, and Peter C. Hexel (1981)
    Vienna: European Center for Social Welfare and Research.

    Associated Search Terms: New religions; World rejection; Youth; Unification Church, Germany; Divine Light Mission; Scientology, Germany; Germany; Ananda Marga, Germany
  • Strange Gods. The Great American Cult Scare.
    Bromley, David G., and Anson D. Shupe, Jr. (1981)
    Boston: Beacon.

    Associated Search Terms: Unification Church; Divine Light Mission; Scientology; Jonestown; Children of God; New religions; Hare Krishna, U.S.A.; Anti-cult movement; Contributions
  • Scientology: To be Perfectly Clear.
    Bainbridge, William Sims, and Rodney Stark (1980)
    Sociological Analysis 41:2: 128-136.

    Scientology's objective, a higher level of functioning, has been changed from a state into a status in a highly stratified social structure. The cult may be forced to evolve into a religion that promises supernatural rather than natural rewards.

    Associated Search Terms: Scientology; Magic
  • A Typology of Cults.
    Campbell, Bruce F. (1978)
    Sociological Analysis 39:3: 228-240.

    3 types: illuminative, instrumental, & service-oriented.

    Associated Search Terms: Scientology; Cult; Spiritualist; New Thought; Transcendental Meditation; Theosophy
  • The Complex Forms of the Religious Life: A Durkheimian View of the New Religious Movements.
    Westley, Frances (1978)
    Unpublished Ph.D.. dissertation, McGill University. [Chico, Califronia: Scholars Press, 1983]

    Based on 1973-78 field studies & interviews; focuses on Shakti, Silva Mind Control, Psychosynthesis, Arica, est, & Scientology in the Montreal area.

    Associated Search Terms: est, Canada; Scientology, Canada; Psychosynthesis, Canada; Shakti, Canada; Arica, Canada; Silva Mind Control, Canada; Youth culture; Canada, Quebec, Montreal; Ritual
  • The Road to Total Freedom.
    Wallis, Roy (1977)
    New York: Columbia University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Scientology; Deviance amplification
  • Societal Reaction to Scientology: A Study of the Sociology of Deviant Religion.
    Wallis, Roy (1975)
    In Roy Wallis (ed.) Sectarianism: Analyses of Religious and Non-Religious Sects. London: Peter Owen; New York: Halstead, pp. 86-116.

    International review.

    Associated Search Terms: Scientology; Deviance/social control
  • Scientology: Therapeutic Cult to Religious Sect.
    Wallis, Roy (1975)
    Sociology 9:1: 89-100.

    Applies a typology, with "cult" characterized by epistemological individualism & "sect" by epistemological authoritarianism.

    Associated Search Terms: Individualism; Authoritarianism; Scientology; Cult; Sect
  • Reasonably Fantastic: Some Perspectives on Scientology, Science Fiction, and Occultism.
    Whitehead, Harriet (1974)
    In Irving I. Zaretsky and Mark P. Leone (eds.) Religious Movements in Contemporary America. Princeton, New Jersey; Princeton University Press, pp. 547-587.

    Situates phenomena in cultural & historical context.

    Associated Search Terms: Scientology; Occult
  • A Sociological Analysis of a Quasi-Religious Sect.
    Wallis, Roy (1974)
    Unpublished D. Phil. Thesis, Oxford University.

    Associated Search Terms: Sect; Scientology
  • The Sectarianism of Scientology.
    Wallis, Roy (1973)
    Sociological Yearbook of Religion in Britain 6: 136-155.

    Argues that Scientology qualifies as a sect (i.e., a minority organized around a belief system regarded by its adherents as a unique & privileged mode of access to truth or salvation).

    Associated Search Terms: Sect; Scientology
  • The Scientology Game.
    Bainbridge, William Sims (1970)
    Unpublished M.A. thesis, Boston University.

    Associated Search Terms: Scientology
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