A study of Deism at the time of the Founders of the Premier Grand Lodge. Deism is the third book in a series of four on the distinction between fact and value, the search for purpose in the modern world and the place of Freemasonry in this search. It explains how the Deists' brave attempt to combine science and religion was doomed to failure.
Dr David West gained his first degree in Philosophy from the University of Exeter and his Doctorate of and in Philosophy from the University of Leicester. He taught university in England and Canada for several years, publishing in the academic press. His business career included Ford and Xerox. He served on several government committees on the future of work, was an adviser to a government minister and founded The Working Manager Ltd, creating the core content of its web based management education process. Dr West is a member of four lodges and four chapters under the English Constitution. His mother lodge is St Laurence No. 5511 (Master in 1992.) He served as Grand Registrar of the Masonic Province of Essex and is now Past Provincial Junior Grand Warden. He is the author of: Employee Engagement and the failure of leadership; The Goat, the Devil and the Freemason: a study in the history of ideas; Things to do when you have nothing to do: how to find those candidates who have been looking for you all this time.Review :
Glyn Jarrett (Past Third Grand Principal, Essex) writes: Isaac Newton's contemporaries, many of whom were leading Freemasons at the time of the formation of the Premier Grand Lodge, found themselves forced to reconcile the determinism of 'Principia Mathematica' with their Christian beliefs. Deism seemed a way out. Dr West describes the failure of the Deist experiment and shows how it leads to a conclusion that religious statements are not just wrong, but meaningless if applied to the world of science. As our knowledge of the material world has continued to increase, the explanation, 'God knows,' is no longer acceptable and man is left with a dilemma even greater than that in time of the Deists. The tenets of Freemasonry may help to fill the fearful void left by man's abrogation of a simplistic faith and Dr West's promised sequel on meaning and Freemasonry cannot come too soon.
Description du livre Hamilton House Publishing Ltd. Paperback. État : Brand New. 1st edition. 48 pages. 9.00x6.00x0.11 inches. In Stock. N° de réf. du libraire zk0992857236