Children in Minority Religions - Growing Up in Controversial Religious Groups - Liselotte Frisk

Children in Minority Religions - Growing Up in Controversial Religious Groups - Liselotte Frisk

4. Recently Reborn: To Return as a Child of Scientologist Parents

Children in Minority Religions - Growing Up in Controversial Religious Groups - Liselotte Frisk

Peter Åkerbäck [+-]
Stockholm University, Sweden
Peter Åkerbäck has a PhD in History of Religion from Stockholm University and is Director of Studies in the Department of Sociology there. His dissertation The Impermanent Religions: Collective Suicide and Salvation in Peoples Temple, Ordre du Temple Solaire and Heaven's Gate was published in Swedish in 2008. He is co-author with Liselotte Frisk of New Religiosity in Contemporary Sweden: The Dalarna Study in National and International Context published by Equinox in 2015.

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This chapter deals with Scientology´s view on children and parenting. The view on children will be split into three separate questions. The first question which will be addressed is what a child is according to Scientology, the second question concerns the upbringing of a child and how a child should be, what a good child is, and the third question concerns parenting and focus on how to behave towards a child in order to develop it into an adult. Other questions discussed in the chapter are: what types of strategies are available for the Scientology parent and how is one supposed to use them? What is considered a good parent? How should one act and behave towards a child? Scientology’s written material is complemented by interview material from members as well as ex-members, and the ways in which these concepts are implemented is discussed.

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Åkerbäck, Peter. 4. Recently Reborn: To Return as a Child of Scientologist Parents. Children in Minority Religions - Growing Up in Controversial Religious Groups. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 97-121 Feb 2018. ISBN 9781781794203. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=32370. Date accessed: 19 Jul 2019 doi: 10.1558/equinox.32370. Feb 2018

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