The Urantia Book

This Book of cosmic philosophy has inspired me greatly. It answered all the questions I had ever asked about Life the Universe and Everything. This is a short summary of its content.

The Urantia Book is a spiritual and philosophical book that originated in Chicago some time between 1924 and 1955. The authorship remains a matter of speculation but is purported to be written by higher beings.

The authors introduce the word Urantia as the name of the planet Earth and state that their intent is to "present enlarged concepts and advanced truth". The book aims to unite religion, science and philosophy, and its enormous amount of material about science is unique among literature claimed to be presented by celestial beings. Among other topics, the book discusses the origin and meaning of life, humankind's place in the universe, the relationship between God and people, and the life of Jesus.

The Urantia Book is approximately 2,000 pages long and consists of an introductory foreword followed by 196 'papers', divided into four parts.

  • Part I: The Central and Superuniverses addresses what the authors consider the highest levels of creation, including the eternal and infinite Universal Father, his Trinity associates, the Isle of Paradise, and the Superuniverses and the beings found there.
  • Part II: The Local Universe describes the origin, administration and personalities of the local universe of Nebadon, the part of the cosmos where Earth resides. It presents narratives on the inhabitants of local universes and their work as it is co-ordinated with a scheme of spiritual ascension and progression of different orders of beings, including humans, angels, and others.
  • Part III: The History of Urantia compiles a broad history of the Earth, presenting an explanation of the origin, evolution and destiny of the world and its inhabitants. Topics include Adam and Eve, Melchizidek, the evolution of races, essays on the concept of the Thought Adjuster, the development of religions, and survival after physical death.
  • Part IV: The Life and Teachings of Jesus is the largest part at 775 pages, and is often noted as the most accessible and most impressive, narrating a detailed biography of Jesus that includes his childhood, teenage years, family life and public ministry, as well as the events that led to his crucifixion, death, and resurrection. It continues papers about appearances after he rose, Pentecost and, finally, The Faith of Jesus.

  • Read The Urantia Book online

    Here is a link to the book online: The Urantia Book

    Urantia Study Aids

    I have written a 40-page booklet, URANTIA STUDY AIDS, summarising the Urantia Book in a visual way. In addition, I have produced a URANTIA WORK BOOK showing how to put these spiritual values into practice in our daily lives. Both are available in English, French and Spanish. You can buy them by emailing the marketing manager, Gary Rawlings or via Paypal at http://squarecircles.com/studyaids/HaraDavis.html.

    Cost: UK £12.00; Europe: £14; Rest of World: £16.