This course focuses on exploring what The Urantia Book reveals to us about the conversation between revelation and evolution. Frames of reference affect the way we communicate ideas, assess data, and even how we behave. Our context or 'frame' for viewing the world of people and things selectively constrains the course and outcome of our perception and thinking.
Perspectives on Revelation
Format: Weekly online meetings using Zoom video conferencing.
Participants are expected to attend all the weekly meetings. Under extenuating circumstances, a video recording of the Zoom meeting will be made available if you have to miss a session.
Level: There are no pre-requisites for the course.
Size: Class is limited to 35 participants.
The class begins with an orientation to the many factors, mostly unconscious, which affect our perception of anything we see or read, including The Urantia Book.
Frames of reference affect the way we communicate ideas, assess data, and even how we behave. Our context or 'frame' for viewing the world of people and things selectively constrains the course and outcome of our perception and thinking.
After this introduction, we will examine several perspectives from which we may we study The Urantia Book and, by so doing, expand our understanding of the book and of the purposes and methods of its authors.
Looking forward, this course is the first of the classes in this series. The second is “Perspectives on Urantia Book Study 2 – Revelation in History: The Evolutionary Context for Epochal Revelation,” which will be offered later in the year.
Merritt Horn has been reading the Urantia Book since 1968. He was a charter member of the Rocky Mountain Spiritual Fellowship, co-founder of the Boulder School for Students of the Urantia Book, and is the author of The Call of the Spirit (1984, 2008). He has been tracking and analyzing typographical issues in the text of the Urantia Book for many years and is a member of the Standard Reference Text committee.
In addition to serving as a General Councilor for Urantia Book Fellowship, he is a Trustee of UrantiaUniversity and has served as an Associate Trustee for Urantia Foundation. Merritt has entered the busy 're-firement' stage of life after retiring from his position as the IT Director for a large organic foods manufacturer. Merritt lives in Boulder, CO with his wife, Jeanney, and any of their four daughters who might happen to be 'visiting' at the moment.