The Masons Are Still Segregated?

Much of the response to my article from last week on Dan Brown and Freemasonry has focused on the questions of race in the fraternity. As one reader said of…

Initiation of an apprentice Freemason around 1800.

Modernity’s Fraternity

Why the new Dan Brown book is a love letter to the Freemasons.


A Symbologist Speaks!

In my Religion Dispatches essay this week about Angels & Demons, I make a crack about the nonexistence of the hero’s stated academic discipline, “symbology.” But maybe I’m wrong. I…