Paper 91: The Evolution of Prayer/ /Chief of Midwayers

Paper 90          Paper 92

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

William Kelley Wright, A Student’s Philosophy of Religion (New York: The Macmillan Company, 1922, 1935) Philosophy Documentation Center pageHathi Trust Digital Library copy.

Henry Nelson Wieman and Regina Westcott-Wieman, Normative Psychology of Religion (New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Company, 1935) Wikipedia page.



p3: Australian natives/tribes is used four times: (68:1.6), (68:5.4), (89:6.2), (91:0.3). In contrast to how terms are commonly used today, aborigines/aboriginal are used thirteen times in connection with Andonic stock, excepting the one time it is preceded by “so-called” in reference to the secondary Sangik mixture found in southern Indian at 79:2.2. The other references, involving the original Andonic stock are at: (61:6.3), (61:7.4), (63:4.3), (63:5.4), (64:1.0), (64:7.18), (76:2.4), (78: 1.5), (79:2.2), (81:4.4,9), (85:1.5).

Section 1: Primitive Prayer


p2antisocial appears seven paragraphs: (51:4.8), (52:7.5), (56:10.14), (68:1.6), (81:5.4), (82:6.4), (91:1.2).

Section 2: Evolving Prayer


Section 3: Prayer and the Alter Ego


p3polytheism(istic) appears in eleven paragraphs: (5:4.2,9), (91:3.3), (92:6.17), (94:1.3), (95:2.2), (95:5.4), (96:1.2), (97:3.6), (104:1.9), (104:2.1).

Section 4: Ethical Praying


Section 5: Social Repercussions of Prayer

p7: See Robert Sarmast video on “The Urantia Religion – Power of Symbolism.”  List of quotes used in his presentation.


Section 6: The Province of Prayer


Section 7: Mysticism, Ecstasy, and Inspiration


p3spiritual ecstasy appears four times: (91:7.3), (158:5.4), (160:1.5), (194:0.3).

Section 8: Praying as Personal Experience


For Biblical cross-references: click here.

Section 9: Conditions of Effective Prayer

p9Urantia 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”


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