Available 11/17/16: New book by James R. Lewis: Handbook of Scientology

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  1. Available 11/17/16: New book by James R. Lewis: Handbook of Scientology.

    Interestingly so far I see it listed only on the Amazon UK website. The Amazon US website lists it as unavailable. The Amazon UK website states the book can be delivered in the US.

    Amazon UK: Handbook of Scientology


    HT - Once Born on Tony Ortega's blog:
  2. Amazon UK has a list of authors and contributors. Does anyone recognize any names?

    * * * * * BEGIN EXCERPT * * * * *

    About the Author

    James R. Lewis, Ph.D. (2003), is Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Tromsø. He is also the author of over a hundred articles and book chapters, and the author, editor or co-editor of two dozen monographs and anthologies. Kjersti Hellesøyholds a MA in religious studies from the University of Tromsø. She has published articles about radical Islam in Chechnya; religion and violence; and Scientology, most notably about Independent Scientology. Contributors are Matthew Charet, Dorthe Refslund Christensen, Carole M. Cusack, Bernard Doherty, Marco Frenschkowski, Liselotte Frisk, Kjersti Hellesøy, Don Jolly, James R. Lewis, Renee Lockwood, András Máté-Tóth, Gábor Dániel Nagy, Johanna Petsche, Erin Prophet, Susan Raine, David G. Robertson, Mikael Rothstein, Lisbeth Tuxin Rubin, Nicole S. Ruskell, Shannon Trosper Schorey, Michelle Swainson, Inga Bårdsen Tøllefsen, Hugh G. Urban, Donald A. Westbrook, Benjamin Zeller

    * * * * * END EXCERPT * * * * *

    Amazon UK lists the book as "temporarily out of stock." ll Amazon US lists the book as "not available."
  3. Incredulicide Member

    A quick scan of the names that look familiar:
    Spies and Scientologists: ASIO and a controversial minority religion in Cold War Australia, 1956–83 Bernard Doherty, Intelligence and National Security, May 4, 2016, DOI: 10.1080/02684527.2016.1175213 (Powerpoint Presentation)
    Sexuality In Three Ex-Scientology Narratives Don Jolly, Alternative Spirituality and Religion Review, Volume 6 Number 1, 2015, pages 51-60, DOI: 10.5840/asrr2015779
    Surveillance in a New Religious Movement: Scientology as a Case Study Susan Raine, Religious Studies and Theology, Vol 28, No. 1, 2009, ISSN 0829-2922
    Astounding history: L. Ron Hubbard's Scientology space opera Susan Raine, Routledge, October 1, 2014, DOI: 10.1080/0048721X.2014.957746
    Scientology in Popular Culture: Influences and Struggles for Legitimacy Stephen A. Kent and Susan Raine, Praeger, January 31, 2017, ISBN 1440832498
    Emblematic Architecture and the Routinization of Charisma in Scientology Mikael Rothstein, International Journal for the Study of New Religions, Volume 5 Number 1, August, 2014, pages 51-75
    Disaffiliation Among Scientologists - A Sociological Study of Post Apostasy Behaviour and Attitudes Elisabeth Tuxen Rubin, International Journal for the Study of New Religions, Volume 2 Number 2, December 31, 2011, ISSN 2041-952X
    The Occult Roots of Scientology? Hugh B. Urban, Nova Religio, Volume 15, Issue 3, February, 2012, pages 91-116, ISSN: 1092-6690 (online: 1541-8480), DOI: 10.1525/nr2012.15.3.91
  4. Incredulicide Member

    More from Google Scholar (English results):
    A Civilisation Without Insanity? Psychiatry, Dianetics and the Birth of Scientology

    Raymond Matthew Charet, PhD Doctorate, University of Sydney - Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences - Department of Studies in Religion, October 2015

    Inventing L. Ron Hubbard: On the Construction and Maintenance of the Hagiographic Mythology of Scientology's Founder

    Dorthe Refslund Christensen, Controversial New Religions, 2005, pages 227-58

    Invented Religions: Imagination, Fiction and Faith

    Carole M. Cusack, Routledge, 2016, 186 pages, ISBN 1317113268

    Independent Scientology. How Ron's Org and Dror Center schismed out of the Church of Scientology

    Kjersti Hellesøy, Master Thesis, The Arctic University of Norway, Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences and Education, Institute of History and Religious Studies, November 2015

    Religiosity Rejected: Exploring the Religio-Spiritual Dimensions of Landmark Education

    Renee Lockwood, International Journal for the Study of New Religions. December 31, 2011, Volume 2 Issue 2, pages 225-54

    Deconstructing the Scientology 'Monster'of Popular Imagination

    Erin Prophet, Alternative Spirituality and Religion Review, October 1, 2014, Volume 5 Issue 2, pages 239-260

    Conspiracy Theories and the Study of Alternative and Emergent Religions

    David G. Robertson, Nova Religio: The Journal of Alternative and Emergent Religions. November 1, 2015, Volume 19 Issue 2, pages 5-16

    Site Temporarily Unavailable: Scientology v. the Internet

    Shannon Trosper Schorey, Alternative Spirituality and Religion Review. July 30, 2015, Volume 6 Issue 1, pages 91-109

    Saint Hill and the Development of Systematic Theology in the Church of Scientology (1959–1967)

    Donald A. Westbrook, Alternative Spirituality and Religion Review, July 30, 2015, Volume 6 Issue 1, pages 111-155

    “But Aren't Cults Bad?”: Active Learning, Productive Chaos, and Teaching New Religious Movements

    Benjamin E. Zeller, Teaching Theology & Religion, April 1, 2015, Volume 18, Issue 2, pages 121-232
  5. Incredulicide Member

    Anyone want to find English articles (or translated to English) by these remaining authors listed?:

    Marco Frenschkowski, Liselotte Frisk, András Máté-Tóth, Gábor Dániel Nagy, Johanna Petsche, Nicole S. Ruskell, Michelle Swainson, Inga Bårdsen Tøllefsen
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