The Temple and the Lodge

by Michael Baigent

Paper Book, 1991

Status

Available

Publication

Arcade Publishing (1991), Edition: Reprint, 306 pages

Description

Coauthors of Holy Blood, Holy Grail Michael Baigent and Richard Leigh recount the events that led to the strange and sudden disappearance of the Knights Templar in the fourteenth century and their reappearance in the court of excommunicate Scottish king Robert the Bruce. Following the survival of certain unexpected Templar traditions, the authors document the evolution of a world-changing order through the birth of the Masonic lodge. They chart the history of Freemasonry through its medieval roots and into the modern era. The book posits that the order's contribution to the fostering of tolerance, progressive values, and cohesion in English society aided in preempting a French-style revolution in England; that Freemasonry was an essential keystone in the formation of the United States; and that America itself is an embodiment of the ideal "Masonic Republic." This groundbreaking thread of analysis challenges the accepted traditions of Western history as it is currently taught. What is the true source of our most valued traditions? Twenty years since its original publication, The Temple and the Lodge remains a trenchant and essential edition to any collection of Western history.… (more)

Original publication date

1989

Language

ISBN

9781559701266

Rating

(76 ratings; 3.2)

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knjigainfo.com
Ova knjiga se ne bavi ulogom i aktivnostima, stvarnim ili zamišljenim, slobodnog zidarstva u savremenom društvu, niti predstavlja pokušaj ispitivanja osnovanosti tvrdnji o zaveri ili korupciji. Ovo, razume se, nije ni odbrana slobodnog zidarstva. Mi sami nismo masoni, pa nemamo nikakvih ličnih
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interesa da tu ustanovu oslobađamo optužbi što su protiv nje podignute. Naše je usmerenje u potpunosti istoričarsko. Poduhvatili smo se ulaženja u trag pretečama slobodnog zidarstva, utvrđivanja njegovog istinskog porekla, ocrtavanja prikaza njegovog razvoja i razrastanja, procene njegovog uticaja na britansku i američku kulturu tokom godina njegovog vlastitog obrazovanja koje je dostiglo vrhunac krajem osamnaestog veka.
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knjigainfo.com
Ova knjiga se ne bavi ulogom i aktivnostima, stvarnim ili zamišljenim, slobodnog zidarstva u savremenom društvu, niti predstavlja pokušaj ispitivanja osnovanosti tvrdnji o zaveri ili korupciji. Ovo, razume se, nije ni odbrana slobodnog zidarstva. Mi sami nismo masoni, pa nemamo nikakvih ličnih
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interesa da tu ustanovu oslobađamo optužbi što su protiv nje podignute. Naše je usmerenje u potpunosti istoričarsko. Poduhvatili smo se ulaženja u trag pretečama slobodnog zidarstva, utvrđivanja njegovog istinskog porekla, ocrtavanja prikaza njegovog razvoja i razrastanja, procene njegovog uticaja na britansku i američku kulturu tokom godina njegovog vlastitog obrazovanja koje je dostiglo vrhunac krajem osamnaestog veka.
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User reviews

LibraryThing member Persisto
Another in a series of interesting gossipy stews by Leigh and Beignet. Well worth the read, but take a bag of salt first. Conspiracy theories abound in this sequel. Basis of the Da Vinci Code (q.v.) which led to the lawsuit in Great Britain. This is not as well known a work as the salacious Da
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Vinci Code. Well worth the read and even a few kernels of truth to it. You decide.
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LibraryThing member tuckerresearch
More believeable than their other books, it traces the switch from Templar to Lodge and talks about early Freemasonry in a scholarly way. They do this without recourse to their theories that connected to the Templars ia a tenebrous Priory of Sion. This book instead shows the very real connections
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between Knights Templar and early Freemasonry, and how the Masons used quasi-Enlightenment ideals to shape the United Kingdom and United States.
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LibraryThing member MiaCulpa
A supposed history of Freemasonry and how it is derived from the Knight's Templar. Robert the Bruce gets a mention, as does Rosslyn Chapel. The authors are experts at weaving together disparate events and peoples into almost-believable conspiracy theory.

Certainly outdated now but still
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entertaining.
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