A religious system based on the seeking of self-knowledge and spiritual fulfilment through graded courses of study and training. It was founded by American science fiction writer L. Ron Hubbard (1911–86) in 1955.‘Earlier this month, stunning Katie, who was raised a Catholic, admitted she had been studying Scientology.’
- ‘All religions require learning and sacrifice, and Scientology is no exception.’
- ‘There are so many specific daily results that I get from Dianetics and Scientology.’
- ‘The video I watch consists entirely of a 1966 interview with L. Ron Hubbard, the charismatic founder of Scientology.’
- ‘I think it's wonderful that his belief in Scientology is so strong, but I resented being preached at by him.’
From Latin scientia ‘knowledge’ + -logy.