By Alain de Keghel,Arturo de Hoyos,Margaret C. Jacob
• Examines the heritage of Freemasonry within the usa from the colonial period and the innovative battle to the increase of the Scottish department onward
• Investigates the racial cut up in American Freemasonry among black motels and white and the way, in contrast to French hotels, ladies are ineligible to turn into Masons within the U.S.
• finds the criteria that experience ended in shrinking Masonic enrollment in the US and explores the revitalization paintings performed by way of the Grand resort of California
Freemasonry bears the imprint of the society within which it exists, and Freemasonry in North the USA is not any exception. whereas maintaining shut ties to French motels until eventually 1913, American Freemasonry used to be additionally deeply stimulated through the stories of many early American political leaders, resulting in exact adjustments from ecu inns.
Offering an unobstructed view of the yankee process and its strengths and failings, Alain de Keghel, an elder of the Grand Orient de France and, on the grounds that 1999, an entire life member of the Scottish ceremony examine Society (Southern U.S. jurisdiction), examines the historical past of Freemasonry within the usa from the colonial period to the innovative battle to the increase of the Scottish department onward. He finds the specific dating among the French Masonic hero, the Marquis de Lafayette, and the Founding Fathers, particularly George Washington and Benjamin Franklin, together with French Freemasonry’s position within the American Revolution. He additionally explores Franklin’s Masonic club, together with how he was once Elder of the resort of the 9 Sisters in Paris.
The writer investigates the racial cut up in American Freemasonry among black inns and white and the way, not like French hotels, girls are ineligible to turn into Masons within the U.S. He examines how American Freemasonry has remained deeply non secular around the centuries and forbids dialogue of non secular or social matters 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 resorts 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 hotel of California and sounds the decision to make Freemasonry and its rules correct to the USA as soon as again.
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American Freemasonry: Its Revolutionary History and Challenging Future by Alain de Keghel,Arturo de Hoyos,Margaret C. Jacob