Darkness Visible. A Revelation & Interpretation of Freemasonry. Walton HANNAH.
Darkness Visible. A Revelation & Interpretation of Freemasonry.
Darkness Visible. A Revelation & Interpretation of Freemasonry.

Darkness Visible. A Revelation & Interpretation of Freemasonry.

London: Augustine Press, 1952. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo. 228pp. Original red cloth with gilt titling and rules to spine, b&w frontis & illustrations. The author, William Walton Thomson Hannah (1912 –1966), was an Anglican clergyman who in later life converted to Roman Catholicism. "Darkness Visible", in which Hannah examined the extent to which the overlap of Freemasonry and Christianity is morally and theologically justified (in other words, to inquire whether Freemasonry is compatible with the Christian church) was immensely influential amongst Christians. Whilst often dubbed "anti-Masonic" the work was not really so: he allowed that many Masons had impeccable reputations, and praised Masonry for its charitable works. However, he ventured that a number of Masonic ceremonies - which he details - and the religious aspects of Freemasonry made it fundamentally incompatible with the Christian church. Cloth a bit rubbed and with a few light marks from handling, corners and spine ends bruised and chafed, pages toned - but unmarked. Overall a tight, clean VG+ copy (no dust jacket). Item #66304

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