The Urantia Book was published in 1955 by the Urantia Foundation in Chicago, Illinois. Urantia (you-ranch-ya) is the name assigned by the book to planet Earth, and the book purports to describe the physical and spiritual history of this world and the greater universe. By its own admission, the book claims to be a revelation. The 196 chapters that constitute the 2,093-page text are credited to a variety of angelic and celestial authors. The exact process by which the book was created is a mystery though much is known about the people involved with the publication of the Urantia Book. The central figure in the book’s long (by some accounts, almost 50 year) gestation was a prominent Chicago physician and author, William S. Sadler (1875–1969). Sadler; his wife, Lena Kellogg Sadler, also a medical doctor; his son, William, Jr.; and his adopted daughter, Emma Christensen formed the core “contact comission” to whom the contents of the book were first manifested. According to Sadler, a fifth...
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