Paper 103: The Reality of Religious Experience/ /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:

A. Campbell Garnett, A Realistic Philosophy of Religion (Chicago: Willett, Clark & Company, 1942) Oxford Reference page.

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

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

Albert C. Knudson, The Doctrine of God (New York: Abingdon-Cokesbury Press, 1930) Wikipedia page.

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


Section 1: Philosophy of Religion


p1spiritual unity (6:4.3), (103:1.1), (103:5.12), (141:5.0,1,2), (194:3.17), (195:10.11).

Section 2: Religion and the Individual


p1: in existence nine months b/f birth See embryo: (111:3.2), (112:5.4). See potential is always supreme over the actual: (102:5.1). See (122:2.6), Gabriel’s visit to Mary very close to nine months before Jesus’ birth. See abortion/infanticide: (68:6.9).

p5psychology 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).

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).

Section 3: Religion and the Human Race


Section 4: Spiritual Communion


Section 5: The Origin of Ideals


p12spiritual unity (6:4.3), (103:1.1), (103:5.12), (141:5.0,1,2), (194:3.17), (195:10.11).

Section 6: Philosophic Co-Ordination

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.

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

p8,13Revelation is the only technique . . .; Faith and reason, unaided by mota . . .: These passages are 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.


p1psychology 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: Science and Religion


Section 8: Philosophy and Religion


p3psychology 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 9: The Essence of Religion

p13Melchizedek 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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