"Larry Mullins and Dr. Meredith Sprunger's A History of the
Urantia Papers is by far the clearest, most carefully researched
and documented history of The Urantia Book yet to appear in
print. Their team explores the inconsistencies in the 'official'
story, removing much of the fog from the speculative windows
through which the formative events of the readership community
have been traditionally viewed. The careful review of the process
by which changes have been made to the text between printings
as well as the concluding analysis of Urantia Foundation's use
of 'messages' as a means of attempting to establish proprietary
control over the revelation border on shocking and raise questions
which cry out for answers. This is a must-read for any serious
student of the fifth epochal revelation."
Chairman: International Fellowship Committee, The Urantia
From the Introduction:
"Many members of the Urantian community on both sides of the
Atlantic have so far suffered the consequences of an 'official,'
biased interpretation of the events leading to the materialization,
authorship, and controlled dissemination of the Papers, and
find them unacceptable. It is my experience, being a Spanish
reader of the Papers acquainted with this issue, that due to
the lack of a sound narrative, many members of the Spanish Urantian
community are being deceived by a misleading, undocumented interpretation
of the origins of the Papers. Mullins' dissemination and translation
into different languages of his competing, well-founded version
of the facts will, of course, not be welcomed by the 'establishment'
with its vested interest in its 'rightness,' but it will open
the eyes of many readers around the world."
Ángel F. Sánchez-Escobar, Ph.D.
Vanderbilt University, Seville, Spain
"Thank You! I am glad I lived to see this work published!"
Trustee Emeritus, Urantia Foundation, 4/12/85 - 7/7/89
"The Urantia Papers, published as "The Urantia Book," constitute
an epochal revelation of spiritual truth to our beleaguered
planet ("Urantia"). There is a mystery associated with the origin
of the Papers, a mystery which has given rise to much controversy,
confusion, and misinformation, both innocent and scurrilous.
In "A History of the Urantia Papers," Larry Mullins, assisted
by Dr. Meredith Sprunger, presents the most complete, thoroughly
researched, well-documented, cogently-structured, and intelligently-argued
account of the Urantia Papers and what people have done with
them that we are likely to get in this world. This History is
a must for students of The Urantia Book and a great service
to our planet."
Daniel Love Glazer
"Larry Mullins and Dr. Meredith Sprunger have provided the
peoples of Urantia with a wonderfully historical resource surrounding
the evolution and early dissemination of the Urantia Papers
and Urantia Book dating back to 1906. This inspired accounting
will assist every reader towards gaining a more holistic perspective
of the individual and collective activities required to bring
to print this Fifth Epochal Revelation for all humanity. A must
read for all Urantia Book readers and perhaps more importantly,
required reading for all earth travelers."