The Secret Temple: Masons, Mysteries, and the Founding of America  -     By: Peter Levenda
Buy Item InStock22.50$22.50 Add To Cart
Add To Wishlist

The Secret Temple: Masons, Mysteries, and the Founding of America

Continuum International / 2009 / Paperback

$22.50 (CBD Price)
Availability: Expected to ship on or about 07/23/16.
CBD Stock No: WW430007

* This product is available for shipment only to the USA.
* This product is not available for expedited shipping.
  • Others Also Purchased (15)
Others Also Purchased (15)
Description
Availability
Price
Add
Include

Product Description

What is the truth about the origins of the Masons, which are alleged to date back to the Knights Templar or ancient Egyptian mysteries? Were Masons involved in the American Revolution, and, if so, in what way? Is it possible to unlock the group's secrets? What connection lies between Masons and Mormons? Thorough, critical, engaging. 224 pages, softcover. Continuum.

Product Information

Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 224
Vendor: Continuum International
Publication Date: 2009
Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches)
ISBN: 0826430007
ISBN-13: 9780826430007
Availability: Expected to ship on or about 07/23/16.

Other Customers Also Purchased

  1. The Templars: Knights of Christ
    The Templars: Knights of Christ
    Regine Pernoud
    Ignatius Press / 2009 / Trade Paperback
    $10.99 Retail: $14.95 Save 26% ($3.96)
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW173029
  2. Masonic Lodge Zondervan Guide to Cults & Religious Movements Series
    Masonic Lodge Zondervan Guide to Cults & Religious Movements Series
    George A. Mather, Larry Nichols
    Zondervan / 1994 / Trade Paperback
    $8.19 Retail: $9.99 Save 18% ($1.80)
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW70421
  3. Fast Facts on the Masonic Lodge
    Fast Facts on the Masonic Lodge
    John Ankerberg, John Weldon
    Harvest House Publishers / 2004 / Trade Paperback
    $11.69 Retail: $12.99 Save 10% ($1.30)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 1 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW913432
  4. His Daughter
    His Daughter
    Christina Huddleston
    Tate Publishing / 2010 / Trade Paperback
    $1.99 Retail: $12.99 Save 85% ($11.00)
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW631470

Related Products

  1. Fast Facts on the Masonic Lodge
    Fast Facts on the Masonic Lodge
    John Ankerberg, John Weldon
    Harvest House Publishers / 2004 / Trade Paperback
    $11.69 Retail: $12.99 Save 10% ($1.30)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 1 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW913432
  2. Masonic Lodge Zondervan Guide to Cults & Religious Movements Series
    Masonic Lodge Zondervan Guide to Cults & Religious Movements Series
    George A. Mather, Larry Nichols
    Zondervan / 1994 / Trade Paperback
    $8.19 Retail: $9.99 Save 18% ($1.80)
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW70421

Publisher's Description

What are the roots of American Freemasonry?
What do Freemasons know and acknowledge about the history of their society?

What truth is there in the legends of Masonic origins in the fabled Knights Templar ... or the ancient Egyptian mysteries?

What is the Mason-Mormon connection?

Were Masons involved in the American Revolution and, if so, in what way?

Is it possible to unlock the secrets of the Masonic code?

Does America have a secret history?

Readers will come away from Peter Levenda's thorough and engagingly written book with many of the answers to these questions about Freemasonry, the fraternal organization that has risen from obscure roots to boasting a worldwide membership of more than 5 million people. Freemasonry is thus a large subject, and Levenda's study provides a history of the Society, highlighting important events, and including some of the more controversial and newsworthy aspects (rumors of satanic rites and nefarious plots) of an organization that boasted George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Paul Revere, Samuel Adams and so many other Founding Fathers as members Masonic elements to be found in Washington. This is the perfect guide for anyone who wants to delve a little deeper into the mysteries of, and answers behind, Freemasonry.

Publisher's Weekly

With all the mystery surrounding the Freemasons, along with the recent vogue in secret societies (see The Da Vinci Code and its many followers), it's hard to see how historian Levenda (Unholy Alliance: A History of Nazi Involvement with the Occult) managed such a dry treatment. Though it's perfectly acceptable, even laudable, that Levenda seeks to dispel the mythic, romanticized construct of the Freemasons in favor of provable facts, he drains the magic from their history without answering any of his questions—most notably, “Is it possible to understand Masonry without being a Mason?”—in a meaningful way. Without a narrative line, Levenda skips from tangent to tangent, producing what is more or less a catalogue of his unsynthesized research. Whole sections pass without any conclusions being reached, and while Levenda certainly isn't responsible for all the answers, readers will expect more than a complex set of historical data jazzed with occasional factoids and appearances from other secret societies like the Illuminati and Yale’s Skull and Bones. Readers interested in the secrets of Freemasonry will be surely disappointed, and history buffs will grow quickly frustrated with Levenda's poor organization and sleepy prose. (Apr.) Copyright 2009 Reed Business Information.

Product Reviews

Be the first to write a review!

Ask Christianbook

Back
×

Ask Christianbook

What would you like to know about this product? Please enter your name, your email and your question regarding the product in the fields below, and we'll answer you in the next 24-48 hours.

If you need immediate assistance regarding this product or any other, please call 1-800-CHRISTIAN to speak directly with a customer service representative.

Availability

Availability: Expected to ship on or about 07/23/16. You may order this item now and we will ship it to you when it arrives. If you are charging this purchase to a credit card, you will not be charged for this item and its portion of your shipping charges until it is shipped.

Send Me Email  Email me when this product is available.

Find Related Products

Author/Artist Review

Start A New Search