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A Way of Life in the Family of God:

A Course in Spiritual Formation


March 16-May 18, 2019


Class meets online

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An Overview of The Urantia Book Course

UrantiaUniversity provides both new readers and serious students a penetrating examination of some of the major themes and concepts presented in The Urantia Book through its innovative series of classes, An Overview of The Urantia Book. The classes are generally four weeks long and offered in an online classroom as a live interactive experience among the students and instructors. 


This overview course of The Urantia Book has been designed to:

  • Introduce newer readers to some of  the major concepts, truths and themes found in The Urantia Book
  • Encourage the pursuit of more in-depth studies of The Urantia Book by both newer and experienced readers
  • Nurture the development of each student's personal religious experience through study, meditation, and service
  • Cultivate critical thinking skills and a love of learning and service
  • Foster online study groups

Topical Study Classes

The Topical Study classes give students an opportunity for intermediate-level and advanced study of The Urantia Book. Well-versed instructors guide students through an in-depth exploration of certain themes or concepts presented in The Urantia Book.

UUI also offers experiential courses in Spiritual Living designed to support the “development of a majestic and well-balanced personality” (195:10.17) through the integration of a person's "thinking, feeling, and doing" functions. 

All of UUI's curriculum reflects our underlying mission to facilitate the process of intellectual and spiritual transformation from material self-consciousness to higher levels of soul and God-consciousness.

Many UUI classes may be taken in one of two ways: 

  • Participant - A student who intends to actively engage in the class through reading, learning exercises, class discussions, video instruction, meditation exercises, and webinars
  • Auditor - A student who intends to make use of the selected readings, videos and learning exercises but who, for whatever reason, does not intend to engage in class discussions and webinars

You will be given an opportunity when you register to declare which track you wish to pursue. 

Watch for an announcement about registration for our Spring 2019 online classes

Click on the links below to learn more about each class. 

Highlights of the Introductory Course on The Urantia Book

The Introductory Course consists of seven sequential classes which include:



#1002:  Perspectives on Urantia Book Study - Frames of Reference for a Revelation

Learn about frames of reference and ways of studying The Urantia Book (or any book) with greater awareness of the factors which affect perception and understanding. This class assists students in developing critical thinking skills.  (4 weeks)

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Spring 2019
You may enroll in this class as Participant or an Auditor
Link to General Introduction Class
#1001:  General Overview of The Urantia Book

Discover some of the major themes and truths that run through The Urantia Book, and build a foundation for comprehending the vast portrayal of spiritual, mindal, and physical reality revealed in The Urantia Book.  (4 weeks)

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You may enroll in this class as Participant or an Auditor
Link to Part 1 Overview class
#1003:  An Overview of Part I

This class explores some of the major concepts and cosmology presented in Part I as well as the culminating experiences of man's ascending, spiritualized soul as he progresses Paradiseward.
(4 weeks)

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#1004:  An Overview of Part II

Delve into the origin, structure and purpose of our Local Universe of Nebadon and learn about the magnificent divine Creators who brought it into existence along with countless numbers of celestial beings to run it and minister to mortal beings like us who ascend through its 570 levels of progressive existence as we transition from material to morontia to spirit form. (4 weeks)

 
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#1005:  An Overview of Part III 

Take an exciting journey through human and planetary evolution and discover more about humanity's origin, purpose and destiny; learn about Thought Adjusters, the soul, personality survival and the Seraphim; and delve into the Supreme, the Oversoul of creation.
(6 weeks)   Learn More
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Fall 2019
You may enroll in this class as Participant or an Auditor
#1006:  An Overview of Part IV 

This class provides an intimate look at the divine origin and human existence of Jesus as revealed in Part IV of The Urantia Book and affords a penetrating and useful analysis of Jesus in his role as a surrogate father to his siblings.  (4 weeks)
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Fall 2019
You may enroll in this class as Participant or an Auditor

 

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#1008:  A Study of the Foreword to The Urantia Book

The Foreword defines the spiritual and cosmological terms and concepts that form the basis for the revealed truths contained in subsequent papers. In this class students will survey these terms and concepts closely to build an understanding and comprehension that will greatly deepen their appreciation for the subsequent papers and stimulate more profound future studies.  (9 weeks)

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#2005  A Way of Life in the Family of God: A Course in Spiritual Formation    Experiential Class

The 10-week “Course in Spiritual Formation”  introduces participants to a new and higher way of living. The purpose of this online Course is to help us mobilize our faith — allowing the Spirit to more fully transform us — so that we can truly begin to live in spiritual family relationship, with God as our heavenly Parent and all human beings as our spiritual sisters and brothers. (10 weeks) 


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March 16-May 18

2019


Enrollment in this class is limited to 20 people.

Only full-time Participants may enroll in this class.

#2001:  Spiritual Living Group    Experiential Class

The Spiritual Living Group is an innovative educational experience in applying the teachings and principles of The Urantia Book to everyday living and towards self-mastery. Spiritual living, based on Jesusonian ideals, is doing the will of God. It "is nothing more or less than an exhibition of creature willingness to share the inner life with God — with the very God who has made such a creature life of inner meaning-value possible. Sharing is Godlike — divine.” 111:5.1 

(6 weeks - limited to 15 participants) 


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May 2019







#1020:  The Celestial Artisans

Engage in a soul-expanding exploration of the Celestial Artisans who work primarily to spiritually beautify the headquarters worlds of the local and superuniverse in a wide variety of ways and forms. Students will also undertake their own creative art project during the class. One need not be an artist to take this class.  (4 weeks)
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#1030:  Truth-Coordinated Living

In this experiential philosophy class students will explore the meaning and practice of truth-coordinated living as taught by Jesus. This class will focus on aspects of scientific living which, when blended with spiritual living, contribute to achieving personal balance and the "beautiful wholeness of righteousness" that Jesus emphasized to his disciples.  
(7 weeks)

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This class offers valuable insights and techniques for those who embrace the gospel of Jesus and seek to dynamically live the religion of the spirit and share it more effectively with others. Multiple instructors share what they have learned in how to artfully and skillfully present the teachings of The Urantia Book and Jesus to people with divergent belief systems and in all walks of life.  (4 weeks) 


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#1300:  Interfaith Training Class 


This special three-week course, offered through the Urantia Book Fellowship, was designed to prepare Urantia Book readers for attending the Parliament of the World's Religions that was held in Toronto in November 2018.  The class is packed with knowledge and skill-building exercises for any student interested in developing a greater awareness of interfaith dialogue and relations.


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    Format & Scheduling of the Overview of The Urantia Book Course

    UUI classes are conducted in an e-learning environment using our online Wikispaces classrooms where students engage each other on a real-time basis. 

    The seven introductory classes (#1001-1007) are offered sequentially starting in January. Each class is generally four weeks long, with breaks between classes of two weeks. Students register for each of the classes separately, and can start the classes at any time during the sequential process. There are no prerequisites.

    Format

    The online classes consist of instructional videos, selected reading assignments, learning exercises, online class discussions, meditation exercises, and real-time webinars led by the instructor or facilitator. 

    A Weekly Class Plan or syllabus is posted in the classroom at the beginning of each week. The class plan tells students what to do during the coming week. It lists the reading assignments and learning exercises and contains links to the instructional videos, meditation exercise and other supplementary learning materials. 

    Classes are asynchronous, meaning there are no fixed times that students must meet, except for the three live webinars which take place at a scheduled time on a week night or weekend. UrantiaUniversity's online classrooms are open 24/7 to registered students. Attendance is flexible. Students work in the classroom and participate in written classroom discussions at a time that's convenient for them. 

    An email blast will be sent to anyone who has signed up as a UUI member with information about registration and dates.  Watch for announcements on this site.

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    Who Is the Overview Course For?

    We have designed the Overview of The Urantia Book Course primarily to give less experienced readers a brief but meaningful survey of the major concepts presented in The Urantia Book. However, the course may also be a fruitful experience for any serious student of The Urantia Book.

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    Benefits of the Overview Course

    This course provides a basic introduction to the major concepts of The Urantia Book and prepares the student for further, in-depth study of The Urantia Book.




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