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The Church of Scientology: A History of a New Religion

Hugh B. Urban, 2011, Princeton University Press (Princeton, NJ, 978-0-691-14608-9, 268 pp.)

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  1. Urban, H.B. 2011. The church of Scientology: A history of a new religion. Princeton: Princeton University Press.

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I am very grateful to Katrina Bramstedt, the JBI Associate Editor for Reviews, and the anonymous peer reviewers, all of whom offered excellent suggestions for improving this book review. I have incorporated their recommendations into this piece and, thus, cannot take sole credit for the ethical discussion offered here.


I am the editor in chief of the Journal of Bioethical Inquiry.

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Rich, L.E. The Church of Scientology: A History of a New Religion . Bioethical Inquiry 9, 503–506 (2012).

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