Hugh Urban

Hugh B. Urban
Hugh B. Urban is a professor of religious studies at Ohio State Universities Department of Comparative Studies and author of eight books and several academic articles, including a history of the Church of Scientology, published by Princeton University Press in 2012.wikipedia
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The Church of Scientology: A History of a New Religion

The Church of Scientology: A History of a New Religion is a 2011 book about the history of the Church of Scientology by Hugh B. Urban, a professor of religious studies at Ohio State University.

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In this book too, Urban asserted that Church of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard formed many of his theories from those previously written about by the early to mid 20th century astral projection pioneer Sylvan Muldoon in his (Muldoon's) 1951 book The Phenomena of Astral Projection co-written with Hereward Carrington.
A 2012 Princeton University Press publication by Hugh Urban asserted that one of Muldoon’s most popular books formed the basis for theories of the Church of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard which he claimed were his own.

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In this book too, Urban asserted that Church of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard formed many of his theories from those previously written about by the early to mid 20th century astral projection pioneer Sylvan Muldoon in his (Muldoon's) 1951 book The Phenomena of Astral Projection co-written with Hereward Carrington.
In 2012, Ohio State University professor Hugh Urban asserted that Hubbard had adopted many of his theories from the early to mid 20th century astral projection pioneer Sylvan Muldoon stating that Hubbard's description of exteriorizing the thetan is extremely similar if not identical to the descriptions of astral projection in occult literature popularized by Muldoon's widely read Phenomena of Astral Projection (1951) (co-written with Hereward Carrington) and that Muldoon's description of the astral body as being connected to the physical body by a long thin, elastic cord is virtually identical to the one described in Hubbard's "Excalibur" vision.

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Hugh B. Urban is a professor of religious studies at Ohio State Universities Department of Comparative Studies and author of eight books and several academic articles, including a history of the Church of Scientology, published by Princeton University Press in 2012.

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Hugh B. Urban is a professor of religious studies at Ohio State Universities Department of Comparative Studies and author of eight books and several academic articles, including a history of the Church of Scientology, published by Princeton University Press in 2012. Urban is the son of a psychologist and was raised in a religious Episcopal family, received his PhD in history of religions from the University of Chicago and is married to Ohio State University lecturer Nancy Jesser with their having one child.

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Hugh B. Urban is a professor of religious studies at Ohio State Universities Department of Comparative Studies and author of eight books and several academic articles, including a history of the Church of Scientology, published by Princeton University Press in 2012.

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Hugh B. Urban is a professor of religious studies at Ohio State Universities Department of Comparative Studies and author of eight books and several academic articles, including a history of the Church of Scientology, published by Princeton University Press in 2012.

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Hugh B. Urban is a professor of religious studies at Ohio State Universities Department of Comparative Studies and author of eight books and several academic articles, including a history of the Church of Scientology, published by Princeton University Press in 2012.

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Urban is the son of a psychologist and was raised in a religious Episcopal family, received his PhD in history of religions from the University of Chicago and is married to Ohio State University lecturer Nancy Jesser with their having one child.

History of religion

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Urban is the son of a psychologist and was raised in a religious Episcopal family, received his PhD in history of religions from the University of Chicago and is married to Ohio State University lecturer Nancy Jesser with their having one child.

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Urban is the son of a psychologist and was raised in a religious Episcopal family, received his PhD in history of religions from the University of Chicago and is married to Ohio State University lecturer Nancy Jesser with their having one child.

Religion in India

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Urban's academic focus began with the religions of India and expanded to his studies of new religious movements in both the United States and Europe, with his stating that the knowledge and power used by religions to keep information hidden from others had always fascinated him and of which he has written many academic books and articles about.

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Urban's academic focus began with the religions of India and expanded to his studies of new religious movements in both the United States and Europe, with his stating that the knowledge and power used by religions to keep information hidden from others had always fascinated him and of which he has written many academic books and articles about.

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Urban's academic focus began with the religions of India and expanded to his studies of new religious movements in both the United States and Europe, with his stating that the knowledge and power used by religions to keep information hidden from others had always fascinated him and of which he has written many academic books and articles about.

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Urban's academic focus began with the religions of India and expanded to his studies of new religious movements in both the United States and Europe, with his stating that the knowledge and power used by religions to keep information hidden from others had always fascinated him and of which he has written many academic books and articles about.

Journal of the American Academy of Religion

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In 2006, Urban wrote an article for the Journal of the American Academy of Religion (published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the American Academy of Religion) titled Fair Game: Secrecy, Security, and the Church of Scientology in Cold War America.

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In 2006, Urban wrote an article for the Journal of the American Academy of Religion (published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the American Academy of Religion) titled Fair Game: Secrecy, Security, and the Church of Scientology in Cold War America.

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In 2006, Urban wrote an article for the Journal of the American Academy of Religion (published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the American Academy of Religion) titled Fair Game: Secrecy, Security, and the Church of Scientology in Cold War America.

Astral projection

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In this book too, Urban asserted that Church of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard formed many of his theories from those previously written about by the early to mid 20th century astral projection pioneer Sylvan Muldoon in his (Muldoon's) 1951 book The Phenomena of Astral Projection co-written with Hereward Carrington.

Hereward Carrington

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In this book too, Urban asserted that Church of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard formed many of his theories from those previously written about by the early to mid 20th century astral projection pioneer Sylvan Muldoon in his (Muldoon's) 1951 book The Phenomena of Astral Projection co-written with Hereward Carrington.

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