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That Religion in Which All Men AgreeFreemasonry in American Culture$
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David G. Hackett

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780520281677

Published to California Scholarship Online: September 2014

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520281677.001.0001

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(p.219) Epilogue
That Religion in Which All Men Agree

David G. Hackett

University of California Press

The epilogue briefly recounts how, during the early twentieth century, Freemasonry adopted the characteristics of a modern service club. New emphases on life insurance and recreation challenged an older embrace of honor and noble purpose. New interests in practical community involvement undercut the pursuit of deep and personal moral truths through ritual drama. Today the fraternity, like many American civic associations, is in decline. Along with voluntary organizations throughout society, membership has plummeted. For much of American history, however, the Masonic lodge helped to shape a diverse and expanding American religious culture.

Keywords:   Freemasonry, service club, civic, membership

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