"The Great Debate on the Size of Orvonton" by Tom Allen
There are a variety of theories among Urantia Book readers about the composition and cosmography of Orvonton. Many astronomical models can be devised based upon language interpretation, current astronomy theories, intuition, analogy, speculations, and hard research. Tom provides nine models put forth by Urantia Book readers over the years, then makes his case.
About the Author
"Tom makes his case compellingly and backs it up with solid references from The Urantia Book and independent reliable sources. He is firm in the conclusion he draws, the Local Sheet is Orvonton with the Milky Way as the inhabited core, but invites those with equally strong, but differing, opinions to weigh in and back them up with the same strict standards he set for himself. Tom never loses sight of the personal nature of our loving Heavenly Father as he explores the impersonal nature of God. There is information and interpretation new to me to appreciate in his book."
– JJ Johnson
Tom Allen is a Registered Nurse and reader of The Urantia Book since 1973. He received a bachelor's degree in philosophy from Oklahoma State University in 1974. He received bachelor and master's degrees in nursing from the University of Oklahoma. Although somewhat retired, he is an adjunct professor at Oklahoma City University teaching clinical nursing. He resides in Oklahoma City with his wife Karen and their family. Tom and Karen are members of Urantia Book Society of Oklahoma and host a study group every Sunday night at their home. He is the author of Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous and The Urantia Book – A Harmony. ( Available in pdf directly upon e-mail request to email@example.com). Tom sends out frequent comparisons of famous human philosophy quotes and quotes from The Urantia Book. available at http://www.okub.org.
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