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J. Gordon Melton

Patheos Author

Scientology

Dr. J. Gordon Melton is a Distinguished Senior Fellow of Baylor University's Institute for Studies in Religion and the director of the Institute for the Study of American Religion in Santa Barbra, California. He is a graduate of Birmingham-Southern College (B.A., 1964), Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary (M.Div. 1968), and Northwestern University (Ph.D. 1975). He is also an ordained elder in the United Methodist Church.

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