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

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Abstract

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'.

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Authors
  • Stefano Bigliardi
Organisations
External organisations
  • Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education
Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • History of Religions

Keywords

  • Jan HjäRPE, L. Ron Hubbard and Islam, Scientology, Scientology and Islam, Scientology and other religions
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)95-121
Number of pages27
JournalTemenos
Volume51
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2015 Jan 1
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes