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Urantia - Martin Gardner

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Published: 1st August 2008
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Published in 1955 under the direction of psychiatrist William Sadler, "The Urantia Book" is the largest and most sophisticated work of New Age literature ever produced. This massive tome is believed by devotees to be a revelation to our world, which is allegedly called 'Urantia' in the language of the unseen higher beings credited with inspiring the book. Unlike other channelled 'bibles', "The Urantia Book" contains a vast amount of modern science as well as an extensive biography of Jesus Christ, filled with details not found in the Gospels. Well-known sceptic and acclaimed popular science writer Martin Gardner presents a complete history of the Urantia movement, from its beginnings in the early 20th century to the present day.In addition to providing an outline of the Urantia cult's worldview, Gardner presents strong evidence to establish the identity of the man whose trance-like orations formed the basis of the book. Gardner also analyzes the flaws in Urantian science and points out many instances of plagiarism in various sections of the book. In a new postscript to this paperback edition, Gardner details recent developments in the Urantia movement, corrects some errors in the original edition, and responds to critical reactions from Urantia believers to his sceptical perspective on the book and the movement. Although there are other histories of "The Urantia Book", this is the only one written by a sceptic. Anyone interested in the New Age, cults, or the development of new religions will find much fascinating material in Gardner's thorough overview.

The Urantia Bookp. 9
Dr. William Sadlerp. 35
Dr. John Kelloggp. 51
Ellen White's Plagiarismsp. 75
The Living Templep. 83
Wilfred Custer Kelloggp. 97
The Revelation Beginsp. 113
Harold Sherman and Harry Loosep. 135
OAHSPEp. 161
Science in The Urantia Book, Part Ip. 179
Science in The Urantia Book, Part IIp. 203
Adventist Influence on The Urantia Bookp. 227
Sadler and Sister Whitep. 257
Did Sadler Contribute to the Papers? Part 1p. 277
Did Sadler Contribute to the Papers? Part IIp. 303
Plagiarisms in The Urantia Bookp. 327
Bitter Schismsp. 365
Joe Pope and the New Teachersp. 377
The Great Rebellionp. 403
Appendices
Booksp. 417
Booksp. 421
Sherman's Letter to Sadlerp. 425
The Story of Joseph of Arimathaeap. 427
Unusual Words and Phrases That Sadler and The Urantia Book Have in Commonp. 431
Acknowledgmentsp. 445
Postscriptp. 447
Name Indexp. 461
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ISBN: 9781591026228
ISBN-10: 1591026229
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 468
Published: 1st August 2008
Publisher: Prometheus Books
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.6 x 13.8  x 2.7
Weight (kg): 0.53
Edition Number: 1