Paper 102: The Foundations of Religious Faith/ /Melchizedek

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

John Baillie, The Interpretation of Religion: An Introductory Study of Theological Principles (New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1928) Wikipedia page.

William Ernest Hocking, Ph.D., The Meaning of God in Human Experience: A Philosophy Study of Religion (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1912) Hathi Trust Digital Library copyWikipedia page: Hocking.

E. Washburn Hopkins, Ph.D., LL.D., Origin and Evolution of Religion (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1923) Wikipedia page.

Rev. L.W. Grensted, M.A., D.D., Psychology and God: A Study of the Implications of Recent Psychology for Religious Belief and Practice (London: Longmans, Green and Co., 1931)

Edwin Lewis, God and Ourselves: A Plea for the Reality, Adequacy and Availability of God (New York: The Abingdon Press, 1931) Wikipedia page: Lewis.

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

Introduction

Section 1: Assurances of Faith

p3Urantia 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”

cross-references:

p1cosmologies is used three times: (101:3.1), (101:4.1), (102:1.3). The three contexts relate to limitations and errors in cosmologies.

Section 2: Religion and Reality

p5: But mind can never succeed in this unification of the diversity. . .: This passage is used in “Logical Consistency vs Personal Creativity,” a special presentation by Chris Halvorson, which was prepared on this subject at the request of conference organizer, Halbert Katzen, for the UBtheNEWS 2010 Education for Outreach conference.

cross-references:

p3physiology is used once.

psychology appears in eleven paragraphs: (5:5.6), (99:4.8), (101:1.4), (101:2.17), (102: 2.3), (102:4.6), (102:6.8), (103:2.5), (103:6.1), (103:8.3), (196:3.23).

sociology appears in six paragraphs: (3:4.7), (97:9.28), (102:2.3), (102:4.6), (102:7.7), (111:4.4).

Section 3: Knowledge, Wisdom, and Insight

p2: 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.

Mota etymology by Chris Halvorson: “[inherent] motion (Mota–the transcendent harmonization of science, philosophy, and religion–is innately dynamic, moving.)”

p10Nebadon 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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Section 4: The Fact of Experience

cross-references:

p6: geology is used once.

astronomy is mentioned seven times: (79:7.6), (81:2.9), (88:6.5), (102:4.6), (121:7.12), (123:6.6), and (150:3.3).

physics (chemistry) is used six paragraphs and every time it is used in association with chemistry. See: (12:9.3), (58:2.3), (65:6.8), (66:5.24), (102:4.6), and (195:6.11). Chemistry also appears at: (41:2.6), (42:9.1), (49:5.19), (65:6.1), (74:6.3), and (81:2.9).

biology is used twice: (19:1.7), (102:4.6).

psychology appears in eleven paragraphs: (5:5.6), (99:4.8), (101:1.4), (101:2.17), (102: 2.3), (102:4.6), (102:6.8), (103:2.5), (103:6.1), (103:8.3), (196:3.23).

sociology appears in six paragraphs: (3:4.7), (97:9.28), (102:2.3), (102:4.6), (102:7.7), (111:4.4).

Section 5: The Supremacy of Purposive Potential

cross-references:

p1: potential is always supreme over the actual  See embryo: (111:3.2), (112:5.4). See in existence nine months b/f birth: (103:2.1). See (122:2.6), Gabriel’s visit to Mary very close to nine months before Jesus’ birth. See abortion/infanticide: (68:6.9).

Section 6: The Certainty of Religious Faith

cross-references:

p8psychology appears in eleven paragraphs: (5:5.6), (99:4.8), (101:1.4), (101:2.17), (102: 2.3), (102:4.6), (102:6.8), (103:2.5), (103:6.1), (103:8.3), (196:3.23).

Section 7: The Certitude of the Divine

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p3sociology appears in six paragraphs: (3:4.7), (97:9.28), (102:2.3), (102:4.6), (102:7.7), (111:4.4).

Section 8: The Evidences of Religion

p4: Original printing, “Ethics is the eternal social or racial mirror which faithfully reflects the otherwise unobservable progress of internal spiritual and religious developments.” SRT version, “Ethics is the external social or racial mirror which faithfully reflects the otherwise unobservable progress of internal spiritual and religious developments.” Explanation, “Changing eternal to external on the basis of an assumed dropped keystroke in the original, makes the sentence not only clear in meaning–by resolving the problem of the otherwise completely opaque “Ethics is the eternal…mirror..”–but also reveals a contrastive point: visible external behavior vs. unobservable internal developments, which is completely absent from the original.”

p8Melchizedek etymology by Chris Halvorson: “Heb., the king (malki) of righteousness (tsedheq) = U.B., the primary righteous expression (of a local universe descending Son)”

cross-references:

p2moral judgment(s) is used three times: (102:8.2), (103:2.8), and (133:1.4). ethical standard(s) is used once: (102:8.2).

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