Paper 196: The Faith of Jesus/ /Midwayer Commission

Paper 195

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

Walter E. Bundy, The Religion of Jesus (Indianapolis: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1928)

Walter E. Bundy, Our Recovery of Jesus (Indianapolis: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1929)

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

Rees Griffiths, God in Idea and Experience: or, The A Priori Elements of the Religious Consciousness (Edinburgh: T. & T. Clark, 1931)

H. A. Overstreet, The Enduring Quest: A Search for a Philosophy of Life (New York: W. W. Norton & Company, Inc., 1931)  Wikipedia page.

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


p4: Urantia 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 1: Jesus The Man

p4: common people See subtopic: “Were the Alpheus twins subnormal?” For the larger context into which this study falls, see the Topical Study page: Eugenics and Race.

p11: 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 2: The Religion of Jesus


p5risen Christ appears in three paragraphs: (92:7.12), (194:4.4), (196:2.5).

Section 3: The Supremacy of Religion

p25See Topical Study page: Abortion and resurrection for the unborn.

p35And the spirit of the Father is in his Son’s sons: Sons’ does appear to be correct in light of the prior sentence which provides the context — “…this life of the Father is in his Sons.”

When all is said and done, the Father idea is still the highest human concept of God. See Halbert Katzen’s short essay In the Name of the Father, which develops a philosophical foundation for using the word Father for God that focuses in on the parental, personal, and freewill nature of our relationship to God.


p23psychology 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).

Paper 195


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