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By Alain de Keghel,Arturo de Hoyos,Margaret C. Jacob

ISBN-10: 1620556057

ISBN-13: 9781620556054

Explores the yankee Masonic method and its strengths and failings

• Examines the heritage of Freemasonry within the usa from the colonial period and the innovative warfare to the increase of the Scottish department onward

• Investigates the racial cut up in American Freemasonry among black hotels and white and the way, in contrast to French motels, girls are ineligible to develop into Masons within the U.S.

• finds the standards that experience ended in shrinking Masonic enrollment in the USA and explores the revitalization paintings performed via the Grand resort of California

Freemasonry bears the imprint of the society during which it exists, and Freemasonry in North the US is not any exception. whereas conserving shut ties to French inns until eventually 1913, American Freemasonry was once additionally deeply encouraged by way of the reviews of many early American political leaders, resulting in distinct variations from eu inns.

Offering an unobstructed view of the yank procedure and its strengths and failings, Alain de Keghel, an elder of the Grand Orient de France and, due to the fact that 1999, an entire life member of the Scottish ceremony study Society (Southern U.S. jurisdiction), examines the heritage of Freemasonry within the usa from the colonial period to the innovative warfare to the increase of the Scottish department onward. He finds the targeted courting among the French Masonic hero, the Marquis de Lafayette, and the Founding Fathers, particularly George Washington and Benjamin Franklin, together with French Freemasonry’s function within the American Revolution. He additionally explores Franklin’s Masonic club, together with how he used to be Elder of the hotel of the 9 Sisters in Paris.

The writer investigates the racial cut up in American Freemasonry among black motels and white and the way, not like French resorts, ladies are ineligible to develop into Masons within the U.S. He examines how American Freemasonry has remained deeply spiritual around the centuries and forbids dialogue of spiritual or social concerns in its resorts, in contrast to a few branches of French Freemasonry, which got rid of trust in God as a prerequisite for club in 1877 and whose inns function in a few respects as philosophical debating societies. Revealing the standards that experience led to shrinking Masonic enrollment in the US, the writer explores the revitalization paintings performed by means of the Grand resort of California and sounds the decision to make Freemasonry and its ideas appropriate to the USA as soon as again.

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