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The Urantia Book, first published by Urantia Foundation in 1955, was written in the form of a revelation by celestial beings. Many who have read it accept it as such — and of course many do not. The facts about how it was reduced to written form are unknown.
However, regardless of the reader's approach to the text, the contents of the book are of real interest to all who are exploring the realms of religion and philosophy, or who are working on their own personal spiritual growth.
The book's material covers a broad spectrum of inquiry — from the genesis, history, and destiny of the human race, to our collective and individual relationships with God the Father. It proposes a consistent and compelling integration of scientific, philosophic, and religious thought. It builds upon the world's religious heritage to describe a sublime destiny for humankind, encouraging a personal, living religious faith as the key to individual spiritual progress.
The fourth part of the book presents a unique and compelling portrayal of the life and teachings of Jesus. The Jesus of The Urantia Book reaches out beyond the constraints of "mere Christianity" to touch the hearts of readers of all faiths.
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Parts I and II
God, the inhabited universes, life after death, angels and other beings, the war in heaven.
The history of the world, science and evolution, Adam and Eve, development of civilization, marriage and family, personal spiritual growth.
The life and teachings of Jesus including the missing years. AND MUCH MORE...
God , ...God is the source and destiny of all that is good and beautiful and true. (p. 1431) If you truly want to find God, that desire is in itself evidence that you have already found him. (p. 1440) When man goes in partnership with God, great things may, and do, happen. (p. 1467)
The Origin of Human Life , The universe is not an accident... (p. 53) The universe of universes is the work of God and the dwelling place of his diverse creatures. (p. 21) The evolutionary planets are the spheres of human origin...Urantia [Earth] is your starting point. ... (p. 1225) In God, man lives, moves, and has his being. (p. 22)
The Purpose of Life , There is in the mind of God a plan which embraces every creature of all his vast domains, and this plan is an eternal purpose of boundless opportunity, unlimited progress, and endless life. (p. 365) This new gospel of the kingdom... presents a new and exalted goal of destiny, a supreme life purpose. (p. 1778)
Jesus , The religion of Jesus is the most dynamic influence ever to activate the human race. (p. 1091) What an awakening the world would experience if it could only see Jesus as he really lived on earth and know, firsthand, his life-giving teachings! (p. 2083)
Science , Science, guided by wisdom, may become man’s great social liberator. (p. 909) Mortal man is not an evolutionary accident. There is a precise system, a universal law, which determines the unfolding of the planetary life plan on the spheres of space. (p. 560)
Life after Death , God’s love is universal... He is “not willing that any should perish.” (p. 39) Your short sojourn on Urantia [Earth]...is only a single link, the very first in the long chain that is to stretch across universes and through the eternal ages. (p. 435) ...Death is only the beginning of an endless career of adventure, an everlasting life of anticipation, an eternal voyage of discovery. (p. 159)
The text of The Urantia Book was provided by one or more anonymous contributors, working with a small staff which provided editorial and administrative support during the book's creation. The book bears no particular credentials (from a human viewpoint), relying insted on the power and beauty of the writing itself to pursuade the reader of its authenticity. The Urantia Foundation is based in Chicago, IL.
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Book Description Urantia Foundation, 2011. Leather Bound. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110911560149
Book Description Urantia Foundation. LEATHER BOUND. Condition: New. 0911560149 New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW7.1449160