Introduction and Text

 


INTRODUCTION to the URANTIA PAPERS


The Urantia Papers were first published as The Urantia Book in 1955 by the Urantia Foundation. It has 2,097 pages with 196 individual and inter-related papers. It is divided into four parts:

Part I - THE CENTRAL AND SUPERUNIVERSES  Sponsored by a Uversa Corps of Superuniverse Personalities acting by authority of the Orvonton Ancients of Days.

Part II - THE LOCAL UNIVERSE Sponsored by a Nebadon Corps of Local Universe Personalities acting by authority of Gabriel of Salvington.

Part III - THE HISTORY OF URANTIA These papers were sponsored by a Corps of Local Universe Personalities acting by authority of Gabriel of Salvington.

Part IV - THE LIFE AND TEACHINGS OF JESUS This group of papers was sponsored by a commission of twelve Urantia Midwayers acting under the supervision of a Melchizedek revelatory director.

 


 

The book's message is that all human beings are one family, the sons and daughters of one God, the Universal Father. It instructs on the genesis, history, and destiny of mankind and on our relationship with God.  

A listing of the titles of each Paper

The titles of the sub sections of each Paper

 


 

Introductory information

 A new reader who is trying to make sense of all the information can easily become overwhelmed. There are also links to additional resources for those who wish to investigate further.

 


   

Introduction to The Urantia Book

In October, 1955, The Urantia Book was published by a non-profit foundation in Chicago. It purported to be a revelation by celestial personalities to the peoples of the earth. In the intervening years its story has inspired tens of thousands with answers to the questions of who we are, why we are here, and where we are going. Since each person must judge such matters on their own merits, this paper attempts to set forth a brief synopsis of its incomparable contents.

 


 

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Contents about Urantia include: Overview of The Urantia Book, Teachings, Comparison to Christianity, Comparisons to other world religions,  Mystery of origin, Criticisms.

 


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The Urantia Foundation version

This version is on the Urantia Foundation web site. It provides an index, the titles of the papers, the parts of the book, the contents, and a search facility.

Search for a word

 This search engine will return a list of all Papers in The Urantia Book which contain the word you submit.

 


 

Online Study EditionWith Integrated Bible, Topical Index, and Audio Links

This site provides an additional referencing method and Discussion Questions for a study of The Urantia Book. The index listing for each paper contains a link to study questions for the related paper. These questions were developed to stimulate discussion in groups but they are useful for individual study as well.

 


 

The Urantia Book - Large Print Study Edition is now available for free download.  Over three years of intense labor and more than a dozen anonymous readers were involved in this effort to make The Urantia Book available to the sight-impaired.  Please download your copy and share freely with other readers in your study groups and email contacts so that this digital edition will be available to all for generations to come. 

Download your copy at www.urantia-audiobook.org.

 


 

 

The Guardian Plates. Scanned images of the complete pages of the 1955 First Printing. 

The Plates are Reborn in Digital Cyberspace

Thanks to modern technology, a new keeper of the text has emerged. The first printing of The Urantia Book from the original plates has been scanned, made into digital files, and is now available for free download.

Further information HERE.

 


 

Read and Search - Another version of the text on line.

 


 

The Urantia Book application (app) for the iPhone/iPad.

The app is called Big Blue Book.

The book comes in multiple languages and has been downloaded in over 70 countries.