Psychiatry and Psychology in the Writings of L. Ron Hubbard

  title={Psychiatry and Psychology in the Writings of L. Ron Hubbard},
  author={William V. McCall},
  journal={Journal of Religion and Health},
  • W. McCall
  • Published 2006
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Religion and Health
Objectives:Celebrity followers of the Church of Scientology have recently used their public forum to attack the modern practice of mental health. The practice of Scientology is rooted in the religious writings of its founder, L. Ron Hubbard. This paper will review the religious writings of L Ron Hubbard to understand Scientology’s position on mental health.Method:This paper reviews four of the major religious books written by L Ron Hubbard, in addition to a comprehensive overview of Scientology… Expand
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