Gary D. Bouma, Ph.D., is professor emeritus and UNESCO Chair in Intercultural and Interreligious Relations at Monash University in Melbourne (Australia). He is an ordained Anglican priest and an acclaimed researcher in the fields of sociology and public policy. He has authored or coauthored over twenty-five books, including Australian Soul: Religion and Spirituality in the Twenty-First Century (2006); Democracy in Islam (2011); Being Faithful in Diversity: Religions and Social Policy in Multifaith Societies (2011); and Religious Diversity in Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands: National Case Studies (2014). He has served as past president of the Australian Association for the Study of Religions as well as past chair of the board of directors of the Parliament of the World’s Religions (2009). In 2013 he was invested as a Member of the Order of Australia (AM).
Brief Analyses of The Religious Nature of Scientology
Emerging in the early 1950s, the Scientology religion since its inception has drawn much interest over the years from religious scholars around the world.
This study contains four brief analyses from the hundreds of existing studies published on Scientology. They were written in the years 1978 to 1981. Their authors represent unique perspectives and geographical and philosophical diversity.