Paper 99: The Social Problems of Religion/ /Melchizedek

Paper 98          Paper 100

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 99 draws from five chapters, three of which were written by her.]

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


Section 1: Religion and Social Reconstruction

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”


Section 2: Weakness of Institutional Religion


Section 3: Religion and the Religionist


Section 4: Transition Difficulties


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).

p13: cosmology appears in fourteen paragraphs: (12:9.3), (55:5.6), (56:10.2,3,8), (94:11.12), (94:12.1), (98:7.6), (99:4.13), (101:1.5), (101:4.1,2,5), (111:4.4).

Section 5: Social Aspects of Religion


For Biblical cross-references: click here.

Section 6: Institutional Religion


Section 7: Religion’s Contribution

p6Melchizedek 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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