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A Jesus-centered Study of The Urantia Book

urantia bookThe Urantia Book contains more than enough material to fuel a robust lifetime of personal growth and intellectual expansion. This article suggests an approach to organizing The Urantia Book conceptually into a frame of reference conducive to more meaningful study. This is a very broad stroke outline but it may help provide a productive conceptual orientation to the text as a whole.
A systematic theology has four primary parts:
1. Theology: A theory of God or Deity.
2. Cosmology: A theory of the universe including human destiny and "the end times," life after death.
3. Anthropology: A theory of man; the study of humanity, its origin and nature. Here we may find a philosophy of history, writings about God's action in human history, doctrines of original sin, and discussions about the nature of evil and suffering in the world.
4. Christology: a theory of Jesus, his nature and mission. Here we find doctrines of atonement and salvation as well as discussions about the work of the Holy Spirit.
The Christology normally forms the centerpiece of a systematic theology with the other three divisions providing theological context and philosophic support for the view of Jesus being presented by the author.