What would Ron choose from the Islamic basket? Notes on Scientology’s construction of Islam

Two theological claims characterizing Scientology are its continuity with older religions, and its support for religious freedom and pluralism. This article, focusing on two articles that appeared in the magazine Advance! in the 1970s as well as other pieces authored by L. R. Hubbard, analyses Scien...

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Published in:Temenos
Main Author: Bigliardi, Stefano
Format: Electronic Article
Language:English
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Published: [publisher not identified] [2015]
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In:Temenos
Year: 2015, Volume: 51, Issue: 1, Pages: 95-121
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains:B Hubbard, L. Ron 1911-1986 / Scientology / Islam
Further subjects:B Scientology
B Jan Hjärpe
B Scientology and other religions
B L. Ron Hubbard and Islam
B Scientology and Islam
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Summary:Two theological claims characterizing Scientology are its continuity with older religions, and its support for religious freedom and pluralism. This article, focusing on two articles that appeared in the magazine Advance! in the 1970s as well as other pieces authored by L. R. Hubbard, analyses Scientology’s narrative about Islam following Jan Hjärpe’s ‘basket theory’.
ISSN:2342-7256
Contains:Enthalten in: Temenos