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Scientology

James R. Lewis (ed.)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195331493
eISBN:
9780199852321
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331493.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Scientology is arguably the most persistently controversial of all contemporary New Religious Movements. The Church of Scientology has been involved in battles over tax issues, a ten-year conflict ... More


Alternative Religious Movements in American History

Stephen J. Stein

in The Columbia Guide to Religion in American History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231140201
eISBN:
9780231530781
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231140201.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter surveys alternative religious movements in American history. Historians and sociologists who have studied sects or alternative religious movements in American history have attempted to ... More


The Church of Scientology in Sweden

Henrik Bogdan

in Scientology

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195331493
eISBN:
9780199852321
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331493.003.0018
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter focuses on the development of the Church of Scientology in Sweden from its inception in 1969, and how it has adapted to the Swedish religious climate. The Church of Scientology spread ... More


The Celtic Tiger and the new Irish religious market

Catherine Maignant

in From prosperity to austerity: A socio-cultural critique of the Celtic Tiger and its aftermath

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719091674
eISBN:
9781781707197
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091674.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

Many assume that the Celtic Tiger was the root cause of the decline of religion as a hegemonic force in Irish society. Careful examination of data does not support this analysis, and this chapter ... More


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