Dario Sabbatucci (1923–2004) was professor of history of religions at the University of Rome, specializing in the study of Near Eastern and Mediterranean culture. He authored over two dozen books in Italian, including Il mito di Acca Larentia (The Myth of Acca Larentia, 1958); La storia delle religioni (The History of Religions, 1985); and Monoteismo (Monotheism, 2001).
Scientology: Its Historical Morphological Frame
In this article from 1983, Professor Dario Sabbatucci puts the history and theology of Scientology in morphological context with reference to Buddhism, Christianity, Christian Science, Bahá’í and Hinduism. In this regard, Dr. Sabbatucci focuses his attention on Scientology doctrines and ritual practices. “The present report,” he explains, “is aimed at answering the question of whether, in historic-religious scientific terms, Scientology should be considered as a religion under all circumstances…....