To show the breadth of research topics of the Maine Lodge of Research, and share some ideas we think are particularly insightful, we've selected some writings and transcribed presentations by members and guests to share here. Since its formation, the Lodgehas been privileged to have had many notable research works presented at its meetings and for consideration in the publication of its annual Transactions and these few essays are but the tip of the iceberg.

 

Check back as new papers will be added periodically. If you are a member and wish to share a paper to be posted here please see the Write For Us page and contact our secretary. If you wish to use one of these writings please contact us first.  

MASONRY IN MAINE:

 

BELOVED PHYSICIAN IN BLUE: DOCTOR AND BROTHER ABNER SHAW OF THE 20TH MAINE REGIMENT

by Brother Charles W. Plummer, Ph.D. (PSGW, Grand Lodge of Maine)

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EARLY MASONIC HISTORY:

 

WILLIAM SCHAW AND THE HISTORY OF FREEMASONRY

by Brother Michael Hopkins (Saco Lodge #9, Saco)

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SOME OLD WORDS AND MASONRY

by Brother Michael Hopkins (Saco Lodge #9, Saco)

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FREEMASONRY WORLDWIDE:


FROM MAINE TO CANADA TO AUSTRALIA: MASONIC IDEALS AND PUNISHMENT IN 1830

by Brother Wallace McLeod, Ph.D. (PSGW, Grand Lodge of A.F. & A.M. of Canada in the Province of Ontario)

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RUSSIAN FREEMASONRY: A NEW DAWN - AN OVERVIEW FROM 1731 TO 1996

by Brother Richard Rhoda, Esq. (Monument Lodge #96, Houlton)

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SWEDENBORG: THE MAN, THE RELIGION AND THE RITE 

by Brother William G. Peacher, Ph.D. (New York)

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GUEST LECTURES ON RELIGIOUS TOLERANCE:

 

THE LION SHALL LIE DOWN WITH THE LAMB - A LAMB'S VIEW

by Rabbi Doug Weber (Rutland Jewish Center of Rutland, Vermont)

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RELIGIOUS TOLERANCE IN ISLAM 

by Dr. Mahmoud El-Begearmi (University Of Maine)

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RELIGIOUS TOLERATION FROM THE CHRISTIAN PERSPECTIVE

by Bishop Joseph J. Gerry, OSB (Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland)

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