Images of Religions and Religious History in the Works of L. Ron Hubbard

Alternative Spirituality and Religion Review 7 (1):111-153 (2016)
  Copy   BIBTEX


How L. Ron Hubbard’s his views on Christianity, Buddhism and other religions develop and how do they relate to popular and academic knowledge in the 1940s and 1950s? The idea Hubbard only for economic or public relation reasons defined Scientology as a religion is a serious biographic mistake, as a survey of his earlier statements can show. Hubbard only had limited knowledge on the historic religions, however. But he seriously tried to find a place for Scientology in the history of religions, as can be seen from texts like the Phoenix lectures, his most elaborate discussion of how the other religions relate to Scientology. The article discusses both Hubbard´s ideas on religious history and his possible sources.



    Upload a copy of this work     Papers currently archived: 74,213

External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server

Through your library

Similar books and articles

Rethinking Scientology.Dorthe Refslund Christensen - 2016 - Alternative Spirituality and Religion Review 7 (1):155-227.
Saint Hill and the Development of Systematic Theology in the Church of Scientology.Donald A. Westbrook - 2015 - Alternative Spirituality and Religion Review 6 (1):111-155.
Scientology Vs. The Media.James R. Lewis - 2015 - Alternative Spirituality and Religion Review 6 (1):61-78.
Religious Tolerance as the Basic Component of Inter-Religious Dialogue.Marina V. Vorobjova - 2004 - Journal for the Study of Religions and Ideologies 3 (9):19-26.
Scientology 8-80: The Discovery and Increase in the Genus Homo Sapiens.L. Ron Hubbard - 1969 - East Grinsteed (Sussex), Department of Publications World Wide.
Why Religions Matter.John Bowker - 2015 - Cambridge University Press.
A Little History of Religion.Richard Holloway - 2016 - Yale University Press.
Comparative Religion and Religious Harmony.D. R. Bhandari - 2006 - The Proceedings of the Twenty-First World Congress of Philosophy 8:19-24.


Added to PP

6 (#1,095,876)

6 months
4 (#170,741)

Historical graph of downloads
How can I increase my downloads?

Citations of this work

No citations found.

Add more citations

References found in this work

No references found.

Add more references