A collection of Scientology-related writings
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These lists are good references for additional Scientology-related publications. Sites may include copies of the publications or link to them elsewhere on the internet. Some of the listed publications are out-of-print or difficult to find.
- Critical Books on Scientology
- Books Mentioning Dianetics or Scientology
- Books on Therapy, Recovery, and Exit-Counselling
- Books on Brainwashing, Thought Reform and Mind Control
- Biographical Books on Scientologists
- Books on Cults
- Other Materials
- Other Languages
- Books of Origins
- Freezone Books
- Scientology Influenced Books
- Books by Lafayette Ronald Hubbard
- Magazine and Periodical References
- Notes and Book-Related Links
The following survey of primary and selected secondary literature wants to contribute to a fair study of Scientology and especially its founder, L. Ron Hubbard. Being a Protestant theologian, I regard it as highly undesirable that Scientology grows. I regard Hubbard's and Christian views on man, on the deity, on salvation as not reconcilable. But being also a scholar of religion I see basic fairness as a prerequisite of studying a religious movement: which means to look for the best sources, for all sources, for sources of all kinds, but most of all for original and authentic sources. As this is a somewhat abridged, but also reorganised and annot[at]ed version of a bibliography going to appear as an appendix to a biographical study of Hubbard, I have given most attention to material by and about Scientology's founder himself.
This web site was designed for Grove City College students enrolled in Contemporary American Religion (RELI 247) to learn how to become judicious Internet researchers and to give them an opportunity to contribute to the body of research on new religious movements.
After learning how to do research, students selected one new religious movement to research, such as Heaven's Gate. Each student contributed an exhaustive bibliography of books, articles, and Internet resources on his or her particular religious movement.