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

Authors

  • Stefano Bigliardi Affiliated postdoctoral researcher - CMES Lund University Lecturer (Ethics, Contemporary Philosophy) - Tec de Monterrey CSF - Mexico City

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.33356/temenos.49514

Keywords:

Scientology, Scientology and Islam, L. Ron Hubbard and Islam, Scientology and other religions, Jan Hjärpe

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’.

Author Biography

Stefano Bigliardi, Affiliated postdoctoral researcher - CMES Lund University Lecturer (Ethics, Contemporary Philosophy) - Tec de Monterrey CSF - Mexico City

Affiliated postdoctoral researcher - CMES Lund University

Lecturer (Ethics, Contemporary Philosophy) - Tec de Monterrey CSF - Mexico City

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Published

2015-06-08

How to Cite

Bigliardi, S. (2015). What would Ron choose from the Islamic basket? Notes on Scientology’s construction of Islam. Temenos - Nordic Journal of Comparative Religion, 51(1), 95–121. https://doi.org/10.33356/temenos.49514

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