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Serious Scientology

Gordon Haber reviews two recent books about Scientology at Religion Dispatches, Janet Reitman's Inside Scientology and Hugh Urban's The Church of Scientology.  (Read Amy Levin's interview with Reitman for The Revealer here.)  From Haber's review:
While there is something undeniably disturbing about The Church of Scientology, there’s also something fascinating about it. And maybe, if...

Taking Scientology Seriously

An interview with Janet Reitman, author of Inside Scientology: The History of America’s Most Secretive Religion (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, July 2011) By Amy Levin
It was fifteen minutes of fantastic and totally outlandish claims, and yet each testimonial was presented in such a reasonable way that in spite of myself, I felt kind of hopeful. ~ Janet Reitman,...