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Selections from Writings Thought to be Urantia Book "Sources"

Webmaster's note: Research into the human sources used by the revelators in the construction of the text of The Urantia Book is just beginning. The resources on this page are provided to encourage additional study and exploration and to provide a sense of the way in which human resources have been used in the construction of the text. These materials been scanned from books, some of which are old and not in good condition. Therefore, expect to find typos, including the "-" character where the original was hyphenated. Another frequent problem is the number "5" reproduced as the letter "S." Numbers reproduced as part of Biblical references are relatively unreliable.


The Urantia Revelatory Process -- Some thoughts on a possible way in which the text could have been constructed.
by Denver Pearson

  • Other relevant studies:
    • Bibliography of the work of Henry Nelson Wieman
    • Intellectual Autobiography of Henry Nelson Wieman -- Contains important insights into the location of Wieman's theology in the twentieth century; he comments on his views relative to both Barth and Tillich.
    • Experiments in Personal Religion -- Excerpts from a study course by Henry Nelson Wieman
    • For a basic introduction to this topic, see: Some Human Sources for Materials Contained in The Urantia Book (Matthew Block, 1994)
    • For biographies and professional histories of individuals thought to be authors of materials used by the revelators in Papers 99 through 103, see Manning, J., "Source Authors of The Urantia Book," 1999. Available from Square Circles Publishing
    • See also: "What does The Urantia Book say about its Origin and Purpose?" by David Kantor
    • See also: Affidavit of Dr. Meredith J. Sprunger regarding the origin of The Urantia Book
    • For background on the general state of Christian theology at the time of the publication of The Urantia Book, see:
      • Niebuhr, H. Richard, "Theology, History, and Culture" (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1996), chap. 1, "Next Steps in Theology."
      • Niebuhr, H. Richard, "The Meaning of Revelation" (New York: Collier Books, 1941.)
      • Tillich, Paul, "The Religious Situation" (New York: Living Age Books, 1956.) [Note: This book is an excellent resource. It contains an analysis of the current religious situation (1956) in the spheres of science, art, metaphysics, politics and ethics. It also examines the current situation in religion itself with chapters on the development of mysticism outside the churches, eschatological movements, and the general religious situation in the churches. Written by one of the most highly regarded theologians of the mid-century.]
      • Rahner, Karl, "Foundations of Christian Faith: An Introduction to the Idea of Christianity" (New York: Crossroad, 1992), Introduction." [Note: In this introductory chapter, Rahner reviews the problems related to developing a coherent systematic theology during a period of rapid accumulation of new discoveries and information in conjunction with a period of significant social change.]
      • Rahner, Karl, "Theological Investgations, vol. XVI: Experience of the Spirit" (New York: Crossroad, 1983), chap. 1, "The Foundation of Belief Today."
      • For an interesting statement regarding early 20th century perspectives on the requirements of a coherent speculative metaphysics, see Whitehead, A. N. "Process and Reality" (New York: The Free Press, 1929), chap. 1, "Speculative Philosophy."