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Handbook of Freemasonry

Edited book
Authors Henrik Bogdan
Jan A.M. Snoek
ISBN 978-90-04-21833-8
Publisher Brill Academic Publishers
Place of publication Leiden, Boston
Publication year 2014
Published at Department of Literature, History of Ideas, and Religion
Language en
Keywords Religion, Religionshistoria, Frimurare Orden
Subject categories Philosophy, Ethics and Religion

Abstract

Edited by Henrik Bogdan (University of Gothenburg) and Jan A.M. Snoek (prof. em. University of Heidelberg) Freemasonry is the largest, oldest, and most influential secret society in the world. The Brill Handbook of Freemasonry is a pioneering work that brings together, for the first time, leading scholars on Freemasonry. The first section covers historical perspectives, such as the origins and early history of Freemasonry. The second deals with the relationship between Freemasonry and specific religious traditions such as the Catholic Church, Judaism, and Islam. In the third section, organisational themes, such as the use of rituals, are explored, while the fourth section deals with issues related to society and politics - women, blacks, colonialism, nationalism, and war. The fifth and final section is devoted to Freemasonry and culture, including music, literature, modern art, architecture and material culture.

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