Restoring the Temple of Vision: Cabalistic Freemasonry and Stuart Culture

Restoring the Temple of Vision: Cabalistic Freemasonry and Stuart Culture

by Marsha Keith Schuchard
     
 

This book uncovers the early Jewish, Scottish, and Stuart sources of "ancient" Cabalistic Freemasonry. Drawing on architectural, technological, political, and religious documents, it provides the historical context for Masonic traditions of visionary Temple building and mystical fraternity.See more details below

Overview

This book uncovers the early Jewish, Scottish, and Stuart sources of "ancient" Cabalistic Freemasonry. Drawing on architectural, technological, political, and religious documents, it provides the historical context for Masonic traditions of visionary Temple building and mystical fraternity.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789004124899
Publisher:
Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
04/05/2002
Series:
Brill's Studies in Intellectual History Series, #110
Pages:
850
Product dimensions:
6.72(w) x 9.54(h) x 2.29(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Abbreviations

Introduction

1. Visualizing the Temple: From Jewish Architectural Mysticism to Gothic Masonry (965 B.C. to 1314 A.D.)
2. Rebuilding the Temple in the North: From Solomonic Mysticism to Scottish Masonry (1128–1513)
3. Reformation or Deformation? Masonry versus the “Knocking Jacks of the North” (1513–1568)
4. James VI, “Scotland’s Solomon”: The Making of a “Mason King” (1567–1603)
5. “Great Britain’s Solomon”: Rebuilding the Temple in the South (1603–1616)
6. “The Judgement of Solomon”: The Unfinished Temple of Peace and Concord (1616–1625)
7. Rosicrucian Vision and the Mason Word: To Build or Break Bridges Across Religious Divides? (1625–1640)
8. “Our Hieroglyphic King” and Civil War: Eikon Basilike versus Eikonoklastes (1641–1655)
9. “The Theatre of Hieroglyphics”: Masons and Jews Behind the Scenes of the Restoration (1655–1664)
10. “The Pleasant Theatre of Naturall Things”: Rosicrucianism, Freemasonry, and the Royal Society (1660–1673)
11. From Restoration to Revolution: Masonic Architects of Tolerance or Tyranny? (1664–1685)
12. James VII and II and the Masonic Diaspora: The Ruined Temple and the Flight of Knights (1685–1695)

Bibliography
Index

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