Professor, Sociology of Religion
University of Lille III
I. IS SCIENTOLOGY A RELIGION?
The Church of Scientology has the complex organization typical of modern civilization, based on a large number of organizations. Each religion borrows its form of organization from the era in which it arises. More recently, the Jehovahs Witnesses borrowed organizational methods from the industrial era, while Scientology has adopted the organization style of the post-industrial era.
The purpose of the organization is to administer and reproduce the benefits of salvation. It is in the service of international expansion.
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