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.


p4Urantia 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

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

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.”


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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