Dear Forum Friends,
Urantia Foundation's Standard Reference Text Committee was charged with establishing a pattern English text for all time, all translations. After several years diligent labor the SRT team recently published two comprehensive reports on this most worthy and crucial project.
The full report is available on Urantia Foundation's website. FINAL REPORT: http://www.urantia.o...ee-final-report
FINAL REPORT - Recommendations:(Excerpted from page 9):
The Standard Reference Text Committee requests that the two sponsoring organizations accept this Final Report, and adopt its recommendations for use in all their future publications of The Urantia Book.
The committee, in cooperation with the two sponsoring organizations, will make the Standard Reference Text available to other publishers of The Urantia Book upon request. However, in order to use the Standard Reference Text in the preparation of an edition of The Urantia Book, the committee suggests that all publishers using the SRT text be required to place the following acknowledgment prominently in the printed front matter or digital entry point to the text, and to make no other claims related to the Standard Reference Text.
This edition of The Urantia Book is based on the Standard Reference Text developed by a committee jointly sponsored by Urantia Foundation and the Urantia Book Fellowship. This committee was charged with preparing an accurate version of the 1955 first printing of The Urantia Book, free of the typographical, spelling, grammatical and other minor errors present in that edition. More information about the Standard Reference Text, including the details of the committee's work, is available from either of the two sponsoring organizations.
It is also recommended that Urantia Foundation and the Urantia Book Fellowship support the continued function of the Standard Reference Text Committee, so that it can be easily called back into service whenever the need arises. Although The Urantia Book has been studied carefully for almost fifty-five years since its first publication, it is likely that additional questions or issues of the sort considered by the committee will occasionally arise. Current committee members are willing to continue to update the data base and make determinations about future changes using the classifications and assumptions developed as a part of the committee work.
Take this link to view the full SUMMARY REPORT(how all the corrections to the text were handled, their history, and the reasoning behind each correction):