Paper 92: The Later Evolution of Religion/ /Melchizedek

Paper 91          Paper 93

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

Lewis Browne, This Believing World: A Simple Account of the Great Religions of Mankind (New York: The Macmillan Company, 1926) Wikipedia page.

William Graham Sumner and Albert Galloway Keller, The Science of Society, Volume II (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1927) Wikipedia page: SumnerWikipedia page: Keller.

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

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

Introduction

p1Urantia 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”

p5: 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.

Section 1: The Evolutionary Nature of Religion

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Section 2: Religion and the Mores

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Section 3: The Nature of Evolutionary Religion

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Section 4: The Gift of Revelation

p1An “Evolutionary Revelation” conference was hosted by Byron Belitsos in June 2014. This presentation by Halbert Katzen addresses issues related to the Urantia revelation’s progressive acceptance as this relates to how new discoveries and scientific advances increasingly support history in The Urantia Book.

p5Caligastia etymology: The one whose (capital “C,” specific) darkness (calig-) entirely (as) turns him into a non-person (-tia, normally used for impersonal names, instead of –ia, which would normally be used for a personal name). From Latin caliginosus “misty,” from caliginem (nom. caligo) “mistiness, darkness, fog, gloom.”Caligula was a Roman Emperor who succeeded Tiberius and whose uncontrolled passions resulted in manifest insanity; noted for his cruelty and tyranny; was assassinated.
By Chris Halvorson: “the one who is (-tia) entirely (as) darkenss (calig-) and no longer personal.”

p7Melchizedek 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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p4101:4 The Limitations of Revelation.

Section 5: The Great Religious Leaders

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p9Trinity concept: Beyond the Paper 104, which is dedicated to the subject, other references can be found at: (92:5.9), (93:3.3), (94:1.3), (95:6.5), (142:3.6).

Section 6: The Composite Religions

p17: polytheism(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).

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Section 7: The Further Evolution of Religion

p7Level values — loyalties.: Level of values. The insertion of the word of was apparently neglected.

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p12risen Christ appears in three paragraphs: (92:7.12), (194:4.4), (196:2.5).

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