Q: What is the difference between The Urantia Foundation in Chicago and The Urantia Book connected with Jesusonian Foundation?

A: Each of these organizations have at their center The Urantia Book, and both organizations contain the same text for The Urantia Book.The differences between these two organizations are as follows…

Here is information regarding Urantia Foundation:

A: From Urantia Foundation’s website www.urantia.org:

“Urantia Foundation was established in 1950 to be the custodian of the inviolate text of The Urantia Book and to ensure that the book’s teachings are spread, with the help of readers and fraternal organizations, to all people. This site is provided as a service to the community of Urantia Book readers and in no way implies responsibility for any individual, religious group, or social organization.

“Urantia Foundation is a non-profit, educational foundation that operates under a Declaration of Trust. It has been printing the book in English since 1955, and in recent years has been translating the book into many other languages of the world.”

Contact info:

Urantia Foundation
533 W Diversey Parkway
Chicago, IL 60614

As you can see, Urantia Foundation is the custodian of the text of The Urantia Book, and has been in existence since the publication of The Urantia Book. Please visit their site for more information.

And here is information regarding Jesusonian Foundation which sponsors the website TruthBook.com, and to which you have directed your question:

Jesusonian is a privately owned and operated non-profit foundation and has been in existence since 1984.

From the website of TruthBook.com (website of Jesusonian Foundation):

A partial entry from the Beliefs and Mission statement of the Jesusonian Foundation:

“The Jesusonian Foundation, while actively encouraging progress in scientific, political, economic, and cultural areas, is solely dedicated to a spiritual ministry emphasizing a balanced growth of the mind, the soul, the spirit and the total personality. We are a nonprofit service organization committed to the dissemination of the teachings of The Urantia Book. The policies and actions of our foundation are directed towards positive, steady, predicable, well planned and wise growth.

“Our mission is to encourage and assist individuals in developing a personal faith relationship with our Heavenly Father by sharing the supernal teachings of Jesus in The Urantia Book with them and nurturing them as believers.”

The Jesusonian Foundation is a private non-profit organization established in 1984 which focuses on promoting the teachings of Jesus. The TruthBook website was established in 2002 to disseminate the teachings of The Urantia Book, with an emphasis on the Life and Teachings of Jesus.

Contact Info:

The Jesusonian Foundation
1919 14th Street
Suite 609
Boulder, CO 80302-5325
Phone: 303-440-0699
E-mail to: Truthlover@truthbook.com

The Urantia Book that you can read and listen to on both of these websites is one and the same book. In the past few years, an effort was undertaken to standardize the text of The Urantia Book, and this was undertaken through Urantia Foundation’s initiative. The standardization had mostly to do with the page/paper/section/paragraph referencing. That standardization is now complete.

TruthBook.com uses the very same text, but without page numbers, and in the following format—paper:section.paragraph. This change was adopted in order to eliminate any confusion regarding page numbers, which are different in several editions of The Urantia Book that have been published by other organizations.

None of these changes affects the text of The Urantia Book—only the referencing system. So, you can feel confident in perusing the revelation of The Urantia Book on either site. Both present a different feel and focus, as explained above…but the text is the same, and all references are standard, except for page numbering.

Thanks for your inquiry. I hope that this reply has been helpful.

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