Cienciología: Hollywood y la prisión de la fe [NOOK Book]

Overview

¿Qué se esconde detrás de la Iglesia de la Cienciología?
¿Cómo ha logrado convertirse en una de las organizaciones más ricas y poderosas del planeta, y ser reconocida como religión por el gobierno de los Estados Unidos?
¿Por qué estrellas de Hollywood como Tom Cruise y John Travolta son fieles devotos de una de las organizaciones más criticadas del mundo?

Lawrence Wright, Premio Pulitzer por La torre elevada, y uno de los grandes periodistas de investigación del mundo, ofrece respuestas a estas y ...
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Cienciología: Hollywood y la prisión de la fe

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Overview

¿Qué se esconde detrás de la Iglesia de la Cienciología?
¿Cómo ha logrado convertirse en una de las organizaciones más ricas y poderosas del planeta, y ser reconocida como religión por el gobierno de los Estados Unidos?
¿Por qué estrellas de Hollywood como Tom Cruise y John Travolta son fieles devotos de una de las organizaciones más criticadas del mundo?

Lawrence Wright, Premio Pulitzer por La torre elevada, y uno de los grandes periodistas de investigación del mundo, ofrece respuestas a estas y a otras muchas preguntas, y nos desvela la historia y la complicada cosmología de una organización tan intrigante como poderosa que ha conseguido captar a ricos y famosos y ha sabido utilizarlos para alcanzar sus objetivos. A través de un trabajo de investigación sin precedentes sobre una de las instituciones más opacas y secretistas que existen, Wright reflexiona sobre qué convierte un culto cualquiera en una religión, y sobre por qué los seres humanos eligen unas creencias sobre otras. Una historia apasionante sobre el atractivo de la fe extrema y el coste de abandonarla.

«Una historia completamente necesaria... un reportaje sobresaliente. La historia de la Cienciología es la gran ballena blanca de la investigación periodística sobre religión.» 
The Wall Street Journal

«Un libro poderoso... una lectura esencial.» 
The New York Times Book Review

«¿Quién podría pensar que la historia de una religión ofrecería tantos placeres culpables? El cautivador relato del ascenso de la Cienciología se completa con la historia de los escándalos de los famosos. Todos los interesados en los rumores de Hollywood disfrutarán con los capítulos de Tom Cruise y John Travolta.» 
Los Angeles Times
 
«Lawrence Wright ofrece una investigación lúcida y valiente de la Cienciología - su historia, teología, su jerarquía- y el resultado es la evidencia de que la realidad puede superar la ficción.» 
TheWashington Post
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9788499923871
  • Publisher: Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial España
  • Publication date: 11/7/2013
  • Language: Spanish
  • Sold by: RANDOM HOUSE MONDADORI
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

Lawrence Wright
Lawrence Wright
An award-winning author, screenwriter, and staff writer for The New Yorker, Lawrence Wright has won acclaim for his in-depth investigations into groups from evangelical Christians to Al-Qaeda. He's even written a one-man play, "My Trip to al-Qaeda," about his adventures in researching The Looming Tower, his National Book Award contender.

Biography

Lawrence Wright is an author and screenwriter, and a staff writer for The New Yorker magazine.

He is a graduate of Tulane University, in New Orleans, Louisiana, and the American University in Cairo, where he taught English and received an M.A. in Applied Linguistics in 1969. Upon his return to the U.S. in 1971, Wright began his writing career at the Race Relations Reporter in Nashville, Tennessee. Two years later, he went to work for Southern Voices, a publication of the Southern Regional Council in Atlanta, Georgia, and began to freelance for various national magazines. In 1980, Wright returned to Texas to work for Texas Monthly. He also became a contributing editor to Rolling Stone. In December, 1992, he joined the staff of The New Yorker.

Wright has published six books: City Children, Country Summer (Scribner, 1979), In the New World: Growing Up with America, 1960-1984 (Knopf, 1988), Saints & Sinners (Knopf, 1993), Remembering Satan (Knopf, 1994), Twins: Genes, Environment, and the Mystery of Identity (Weidenfeld & Nicholson, 1997; Wiley & Sons, 1998), and God's Favorite (Simon & Schuster, 2000).

His history of Al Qaeda, The Looming Tower, was published by Knopf in August 2006. A portion of that book, "The Man Behind Bin Laden," was published in The New Yorker and won the 2002 Overseas Press Club's Ed Cunningham Award for best magazine reporting. He has also won the National Magazine Award for Reporting as well as the John Bartlow Martin Award for Public Interest Magazine Journalism.

Wright is the co-writer (with Ed Zwick and Menno Meyjes) of The Siege, starring Denzel Washington, Bruce Willis and Annette Bening, which appeared in November 1998. He also wrote the script of the Showtime movie, Noriega: God's Favorite, directed by Roger Spottiswoode and starring Bob Hoskins, which aired in April 2000. Currently he is working on a script for MGM about John O'Neill, the former head of the FBI's office of counterterrorism in New York, who died on 9/11.

Wright is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He also serves as the keyboard player in the Austin-based blues band, Who Do.

Biography courtesy of the author's official web site.

Good To Know

"I play the keyboards in an Austin blues band, WhoDo," Wright told us in our interview. "I've found that playing music with friends is about the most fun a grownup can have. I didn't take up the piano until I was thirty-eight and a half because I wanted to play 'Great Balls of Fire' on my fortieth birthday. I guess the point is that it's never too late to acquire a new passion."
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    1. Hometown:
      Austin, Texas
    1. Date of Birth:
      August 2, 1947
    2. Place of Birth:
      Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
    1. Education:
      B.A., Tulane University, 1969; M.A. (Applied Linguistics), American University in Cairo, 1971
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