Round table, Renaissance, Freemasonry
Freemasonry is traditionally considered as the heir to the builders of the Middle Ages. A careful examination shows that symbolic references are to be sought rather on the Renaissance side. As for the freedom to think, to question, to seek knowledge, to work for its improvement, it comes into direct line with the 15th century in Italy and the 16th century in France, and flourishes in the 18th century, the century of enlightenment, the century of the emergence of Masonic obediences.
This round table focuses on the two main orientations of this “free thought”:
– Humanism, the evolution of which will be monitored over the centuries, from the Renaissance to the present day. What about tomorrow?
– Spirituality, whose transformations will be measured, whose traces will be sought in architecture, in the decoration of Masonic temples, in rituals, in the initiatory process. But tomorrow?
Speakers : Claude Delbos / Roger Dachez
Moderator: Jean Dumonteil