Includes bibliographical references (page 104) and index.
Going clear -- L. Ron Hubbard and Dianetics -- From science to religion -- Growth and expansion -- Afloat -- Landfall -- Restructuring the church -- Celebrities and controversies -- The future of Scientology.
"Understanding Scientology covers one of the world's newest religions. Scientology, founded in the 1950s by L. Ron Hubbard, has become a controversial faith. Followers believe its philosophies can change the world for the better. Critics point to the religion's legal troubles and alleged misdeeds"--Amazon.com.