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Freemasonry: A Very Short Introduction

Freemasonry: A Very Short Introduction  

Andreas Önnerfors

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Aug 2017
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Aug 2017
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9780191837364
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10.1093/actrade/9780198796275.001.0001
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9780198796275
A Very Short Introduction
7. The Bible in High and Popular Culture

7. The Bible in High and Popular Culture  

John Riches

in The Bible: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2000
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Sep 2013
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9780191776304
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10.1093/actrade/9780192853431.003.0007
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9780192853431
7. The Bible in High and Popular Culture
1. Two approaches to freemasonry

1. Two approaches to freemasonry  

Andreas Önnerfors

in Freemasonry: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2017
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1. Two approaches to freemasonry This book examines how and why, since its inception in Britain, men (and women) have organized themselves socially and voluntarily within freemasonry over the course of three centuries, despite very divergent cultural and political settings worldwide. There is no single definition or form of freemasonry, which is why contemporary scholars prefer to speak of ‘freemasonries’. Indeed, the brotherhood and its history are surrounded by an abundance of facts and fictions and sources, which this book aims to clarify, enabling the reader to navigate this complex subject matter. The common view of freemasonry tends to fall
4. Enlightenment foundations

4. Enlightenment foundations  

Andreas Önnerfors

in Freemasonry: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2017
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10.1093/actrade/9780198796275.003.0004
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9780198796275
4. Enlightenment foundations When freemasonry entered the 18th century, a new layer of ideas was added: the brotherhood associated itself and was associated with science in general and with the new culture of Newtonian experimental science in particular. For the first time, masonic ideas were being published. During this first phase of its modern existence, there was considerable overlap between scientific culture and freemasonry. Lodges were perceived as something akin to academies, or at least they acted as such in countries that were without scientific societies. The scientific image of freemasonry gave it a central place in the Enlightenment ideas
8. Perceptions, prejudices, and persecutions

8. Perceptions, prejudices, and persecutions  

Andreas Önnerfors

in Freemasonry: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2017
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9780191837364
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10.1093/actrade/9780198796275.003.0008
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8. Perceptions, prejudices, and persecutions Starting with early negative treatment in the press in the 18th century, freemasonry became an object of public persecution by governmental and Church authorities across Europe—persecution that peaked with the first papal ban in 1738 (the first of many). However, the brotherhood was first seriously exposed to governmental investigation when freemasonry was alleged to have contributed to the French Revolution in widespread political conspiracy theories. As a result, the Unlawful Societies Act was passed in 1799 by the British parliament, and was followed by restrictions and prohibitions in a number of other European countries. In
Crime Fiction: A Very Short Introduction

Crime Fiction: A Very Short Introduction  

Richard Bradford

Print Publication Year: 
May 2015
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May 2015
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9780191785801
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10.1093/actrade/9780199658787.001.0001
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9780199658787
A Very Short Introduction
The Bible: A Very Short Introduction

The Bible: A Very Short Introduction  

John Riches

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Feb 2000
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Sep 2013
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9780191776304
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10.1093/actrade/9780192853431.001.0001
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9780192853431
A Very Short Introduction
The Beats: A Very Short Introduction

The Beats: A Very Short Introduction  

David Sterritt

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Jul 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780199365890
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10.1093/actrade/9780199796779.001.0001
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9780199796779
A Very Short Introduction
7. Legacy

7. Legacy  

Peter Marshall

in The Reformation: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2009
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Sep 2013
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9780191777066
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10.1093/actrade/9780199231317.003.0008
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9780199231317
7. Legacy
3. Historical legacies

3. Historical legacies  

Andreas Önnerfors

in Freemasonry: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2017
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9780191837364
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10.1093/actrade/9780198796275.003.0003
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9780198796275
3. Historical legacies There is no coherent ideology or doctrine of freemasonry. Rather, the fraternity is characterized by a considerable conceptual inclusiveness promoting an ethics of action; that is, an ethics of application rather than theory. Another joint feature of the ideas in freemasonry is that they all aim to promote processes of real and imagined community building, establishing bonds between individuals, and across nations and epochs historically. Throughout the centuries, freemasonry has absorbed concepts of the past as much as those of its present age. Thus a unique eclectic mix has been established that embraces central ingredients of Western

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