Suggested Reading

PROGRESSIVE CIVILIZATION

This is a suggested reading list of Urantia Book papers, which is by no means comprehensive. We encourage you to do your own research on the twelve areas of progressive civilization. We also welcome for discussion all relevant and verifiable research drawn from books, articles, blogs, and so forth. Click here for the alternative reading list.

Suggested Reading For All 12 Topics:

71:4        PROGRESSIVE CIVILIZATION

71             Development of the State

72             Government on a Neighboring Planet

50:5          Progressive Civilization

81             Development of Modern Civilization

114:6        The Master Seraphim of Planetary Supervision

195:5        The Modern Problem

195:10      The Future

The 12 Topics of Discussion

This is a more detailed list for the 12 discussion topics. Click on the + to open drop-down list.

1. Preservation of Individual Liberties

54:1. True and False Liberty
70:9 Human Rights
70:11. Laws and Courts
71:3. The Ideals of Statehood
72:2. Political Organization
81:5. Cultural Society
134:6. Law, Liberty, and Sovereignty
195:8. Secular Totalitarianism

2. Protection of the Home

72:3 The Home Life
72:10 Dealing with Crime
74:7 Life in the Garden
81:6 The Maintenance of Civilization
82 The Evolution of Marriage
83 The Marriage Institution
84 Marriage and Family Life
160:2 The Art of Living
167:5 On the Way to Bethany
177:2 Early Home Life

3. Promotion of Economic Security

71:5 The Evolution of Competition
71:6 The Profit Motive
72:6 Old-Age Insurance
81:5 Cultural Society
84 Marriage and Family Life
92 The Later Evolution of Religion
99:1 Religion and Social Reconstruction
99:7 Religion’s Contribution
140:8 Thursday Afternoon on the Lake
132:5 Counseling the Rich Man
160:4 The Balance of Maturity
163:2 The Rich Young Man and Others
163:3 The Discussion about Wealth

4. Prevention of Disease

27:7.11 Divine Truth and Beauty
58:2.2 The Urantia Atmosphere
65:4 The Urantia Adventure
65:5 Life Evolution Vicissitudes
66:5 Organization of the One Hundred
72:7 Taxation
90 Shamanism – Medicine Men and Priests
91:6 The Province of Prayer
100:4 Problems of Growth
148 Training Evangelists at Bethsaida
160:4 The Balance of Maturity
166:4 Teaching about Accidents

5. Compulsory Education

2:7.12 Divine Truth and Beauty
16:6 The Cosmic Mind
25:3.12 The Far-Reaching Service of Conciliators
37:6 Celestial Overseers
66:7.6 Life in Dalamatia
71:7 Education
72:4 The Educational System
72:8 The Special Colleges
76:2 Cain and Abel
83:7.8 The Dissolution of Wedlock
100:1 Religious Growth
102:3 Knowledge, Wisdom, and Insight
195:8 Secular Totalitarianism

6. Compulsory Employment

69:8.11 Slavery as a Factor in Civilization
71:3.7 The Ideals of Statehood
72:5 Industrial Organization
72:6 Old-Age Insurance
81:6 The Maintenance of Civilization (10 & 11)
159:3.4 Instruction for Teachers and Believers

7. Profitable Utilization of Leisure

44 The Celestial Artisans
48:4 The Reversion Directors
50:5 Progressive Civilization
71:3.7 The Ideals of Statehood
72:5.12 Industrial Organization
81:2 The Tools of Civilization
81:6 The Maintenance of Civilization (2)
84:8 Dangers of Self-Gratification
114:6 The Master Seraphim Planetary Supervision (11)
130:2.6 At Caesarea
132:4.1 Personal Ministry

8. Care of the Unfortunate

70:9 Human Rights
83:6.5 True Monogamy—Pair Marriage
132:5 Counseling the Rich Man
148:5 The Purpose of Affliction
148:6 The Misunderstanding of Suffering
166:4 Teaching about Accidents
167:1 Breakfast with the Pharisees
190:5.4 The Walk with Two Brothers
192:2 Visiting with the Apostles Two and Two

9. Race improvement

36:2 The Life Carrier Worlds
51 The Planetary Adams
52:2 Post-Planetary Prince Man
52:3 Post-Adamic Man
52:4 Post-Magisterial Son Man
55:6.3 The Individual Mortal
65:3 The Fostering of Evolution
65:4 The Urantia Adventure
68:6.11 Evolution of Culture
72:4 The Educational System
77:2 The Nodite Race

10. Promotion of Science and Art

2:7 Divine Truth and Beauty
5:4.4 God in Religion
44 The Celestial Artisans
56:10 Truth, Beauty, and Goodness
66:5 Organization of the One Hundred (8)
103:6 Philosophic Coordination
103:7 Science and Religion
103:8 Philosophy and Religion
195:6 Materialism
195:7 The Vulnerability of Materialism

11. Promotion of Philosophy—Wisdom

1:6 Personality in the Universe
2:7 Divine Truth and Beauty
3:6 The Father’s Primacy
4:4 The Realization of God
5 God’s Relation to the Individual
16:6 The Cosmic Mind
19:2 The Perfectors of Wisdom
27:6 Masters of Philosophy
42:9 Natural Philosophy
48:7 Morontia Mota
92:7 The Further Evolution of Religion
94 The Melchizedek Teachings in the Orient
98 The Melchizedek Teachings in the Occident
101 The Real Nature of Religion
102 The Foundations of Religious Faith
103 The Reality of Religious Experience
121 The Times of Michael’s Bestowal
146:3 The Stop at Ramah
160:1 Rodan’s Greek Philosophy
195:6 Materialism
195:7 The Vulnerability of Materialism

12. Augmentation of Cosmic Insight—Spirituality

1:6.4 Personality in the Universe
2:7 Divine Truth and Beauty
5 God’s Relation to the Individual
6:6 The Spirit Mind
9:4.2 The Absolute Mind
16:6 The Cosmic Mind
16:7 Morals, Virtue, and Personality
19:2 The Perfectors of Wisdom
52:6 Urantia’s Post-Bestowal Age
100:4 Problems of Growth
100:6 Marks of Religious Living
101 The Real Nature of Religion
102 The Foundations of Religious Faith
103 The Reality of Religious Experience
118:8 Control and Overcontrol
118:10 Functions of Providence
140:8.31 Thursday Afternoon on the Lake
143:7 Teachings about Prayer and Worship
160:1 Rodan’s Greek Philosophy
194:3 What Happened at Pentecost
195:5 The Modern Problem

Alternative Reading

All suggestions for additions to this list are welcome (use the Contact Us form). They should be relevant to the theme of progressive civilization and how it relates to the evolution of the Supreme. 

Futurity
Neal Waldrop, 1998

The Unceasing Campaign of the Master Seraphim
Neal Waldrop, 2011

The Rehabilitation of Urantia
Carolyn Kendall

Topical Studies
Dr William S. Sadler

Doing the Will of God
Bob Ghen Sr.

Worship—Actualizing the Kingdom of Heaven
David Kantor

The Function of Prayer to Strengthen Our Faith
Jeannie Vazquez

Christianity and The Urantia Book
Meredith J. Sprunger Essays

How Do We Get to Know God the Supreme?
David Kantor

The Supreme Being In My Life
Yvon Gagne

Studies in Urantia Book Cosmology - Supreme Being
Various authors

Reflections for Teachers and Believers in the Fifth Epochal Revelation
Olga López

 

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