The Complete Idiot's Guide to Freemasonry

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Penguin, 2006 - 334 pages
In The Complete Idiot's Guide to Freemasonry, an expert author reveals the truths and dispels the myths that have surrounded the Freemasons for hundreds of years-
  • Were the first masons 14th-century stone masons and cathedral builders, or can Freemasonry really be traced back as far as Egypt, Babylon, and Palestine?
  • The Masonic insistence on the belief in a Supreme Being
  • The Masons and the Knights Templar
  • True or false- the Masons coordinated the Boston Tea Party and the American Revolution.
  • How are Masons initiated, and exactly what goes on in a Masonic lodge?
  • What s the difference between the York Rite and the Scottish Rite, and are there women and African American Freemasons?
  • The Masons in the streets of Washington, DC- a tour
 

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Contents

Part
50
The York Rite
90
55
117
Building Higher Having Fun and Doing More
123
Masonic Philanthropies
149
Masonic Service Association
157
Masonic Myths and Misunderstandings
161
Part
170
The Inverted Pentagram
182
Knights Templar and Egypt
191
Religious Concerns About Freemasonry
201
A Field Guide to Masonic Symbols and Jewelry
215
Masonic Regalia
241
Appendixes
277
B Further Reading Websites and Contact Information
285
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About the author (2006)

S. Brent Morris, Ph.D., 33°, is managing editor of the largest-circulation Masonic magazine in the world, the Scottish Rite Journal of the Supreme Council, 33°, S.J. A former mathematician with the federal government, he's been invited to lecture at over 100 universities, has taught at Duke and Johns Hopkins Universities, and is currently on the graduate faculty at George Washington University.

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