Paper 100: Religion in Human Experience/ /Melchizedek

Paper 99          Paper 101

Matthew Block suggests that the following authors were influential in writing of this Paper and has prepared a parallel chart:

Henry Nelson Wieman and Regina Westcott-Wieman, Normative Psychology of Religion (New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Company, 1935) Wikipedia page: Henry.
Note: Regina Westcott-Wieman wrote 17 of the book’s 26 chapters. Paper 100 draws from 10 chapters, seven of which were written by Regina, three by Henry.

Charles Edward Jefferson, The Character of Jesus (New York: Thomas Y. Crowell & Co., 1908) Wikipedia page: Jefferson. Hathi Trust Digital Library copy.

For Biblical cross-references for all Sections: click here.


Section 1: Religious Growth


Section 2: Spiritual Growth


Section 3: Concepts of Supreme Value


Section 4: Problems of Growth

p5Only in the second sketch you are favoured with a widened horizon.: The comma after “Only” is required to convey the intended meaning, which approximates “however, in the second sketch you are favoured…” as opposed to the meaning without the comma which would be “It is only in the the second sketch that you are favoured…” Also note that for the sentence to work without the comma, “…sketch you are…” would have to be inverted to “…sketch are you…” in order to be grammatically correct.


Section 5: Conversion and Mysticism

p1: See Robert Sarmast video on “The Urantia Religion – Power of Symbolism.”  List of quotes used in his presentation.

river bed This is generally written as one word today, but not back when The Urantia Book was in developmental stages.

p7: Morontia etymology: In general (m) material substance (mor) is like (on) this thing (-tia).
By Chris Halvorson: “that which is (-tia) akin to (on) matter (mor)”
Note also: mor–Danish origin 1930’s, refering to humus formed under acidic conditions.

p9abnormal, idiot See SubTopical Study: “Where the Alpheus twins subnormal?


p9abnormal is used six times: (52:2.11,12), (84:4.5), (85:6.2), (90:1.2), (100:5.9).

Section 6: Marks of Religious Living


Section 7: The Acme of Religious Living

p1: Urantia etymology by Chris Halvorson: “specific: Urantia = (y)our heavenly place (i.e., in the cosmos)” “-tia = noun-forming suffix < -t- of L. past participle stem + -ia (cf., -tion and -ion)” “U.B.: “-tia” is indicative of impersonal, while “-ia” is more personal”

p19: Melchizedek etymology by Chris Halvorson: “Heb., the king (malki) of righteousness (tsedheq) = U.B., the primary righteous expression (of a local universe descending Son)”

Nebadon etymology by Chris Halvorson: “the first (a) nebular (neb-) upland (don) (The local universe level is the local upland relative to the lowlands where mortals begin their ascension careers in the Milky Way spiral nebula.).” “don < O.E., dun = n., down = upland”


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