Per-Arne Berglie, Ph.D., is professor of the history of religion in the Department of Ethnology, Comparative Religion, and Gender Studies at the University of Stockholm (Sweden). His research interests include Buddhism and folk religion in Southeast Asia and he has published prolifically on these topics in Swedish and English, including Gudarna stiger ned: Rituell besatthet hos sherpas och tibetaner (The Gods Descend: Ritual Obsession of Sherpas and Tibetans, 1983).
Scientology a Comparison with Religions of the East and West
Scientology is a new religion. In fact, it was the only major world religion to emerge in the twentieth century and in only sixty years Scientology has expanded from its American origin points to take root throughout the world—with new Churches opening on a routine and regular basis. In this article from 1996, Professor Per-Arne Berglie compares Scientology with religions of the East and West. Dr. Berglie...