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A list of key readings about Church of Scientology.
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  • Bainbridge, William Sims, and Rodney Stark. "Scientology: To Be Perfectly Clear," Sociological Analysis, Vol. 41, No. 2 (Summer, 1980), pp. 128-136 in JSTOR
  • Bednarowski, Mary Farrell. New Religions and the Theological Imagination in America. Indiana U. Press, 1989. 175 pp., chapter on Scientology
  • Harper, Charles L. "Cults and Communities: the Community Interfaces of Three Marginal Religious Communities." Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 1982 21(1): 26-38. Issn: 0021-8294 Fulltext: in Jstor
  • Melton, J. Gordon. The Church of Scientology (2000), 80pp; by a neutral scholar. excerpt and text search
  • Peckham, Michael. "New Dimensions of Social Movement/Countermovement Interaction: The Case of Scientology and Its Internet Critics," Canadian Journal of Sociology Vol. 23, No. 4. (Autumn, 1998), pp. 317-347. om JSTOR
  • Ross, Michael W. "Effects of Membership in Scientology on Personality: An Exploratory Study." Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion Vol. 27, No. 4 (Dec., 1988), pp. 630-636, reports favorable effects; in JSTOR
  • Taylor, Greg. "Scientology in the German Courts," Journal of Law and Religion Vol. 19, No. 1 (2003), pp. 153-198 in JSTOR
  • Wallis, Roy. The Road to Total Freedom: A Sociological Analysis of Scientology (Columbia University Press, 1977)