Building Hiram and Building Boaz now have a new sibling, Building Athens.
Our good friend and Brother John Nagy has been diligently at the trestleboard and is ready to unveil is third installment in the Building Hiram series with his new book Building Athens.
The book, Building Athens, focuses on Wisdom, Insight and the Work of the Second Degree, specifically:
- The Ancient Source of the Masonic EA and FC training
- The Significance of “The Pass” in all Masonic Work
- The Seven Liberal Arts and Sciences and how they relate to “The Pass”
- What Raises a Mason’s Abilities to do further Work.
In the new book he explores why the study of the Seven Liberal Arts and Sciences are so critical for Masons to study.
From the books website:
In “Building Athens,” volume three of the “Uncommon Catechism for Uncommon Masonic Education” series, Dr. Nagy shares 12 intriguing and enlightening Masonic Catechisms that outline in depth the very purpose of the Fellow Craft education. Well established nearly 2500 years ago, the training serving this purpose Raises Masons with a specific end in mind.
Building Athens reveals:
- The author of and inspiration for Fellow Craft Training.
- The purpose Fellow Craft training was intended to accomplish.
- The single most important word that denotes the difference between Fellow Crafts and Master Masons.
- A widow’s son whose life and death redefined what it means to be heroic.
- What should be known about the Seven Liberal Arts and Sciences by every Mason.
- What truly Raises a Fellow Craft toward Mastery.
Dr. Nagy provides you with yet one more interesting and thought-provoking guide to improve and strengthen your Masonic awareness and clarity. He shares key information and insights that will help you better understand how facets of the second Degree fit together to help you in your Building efforts.
Something that immediately caught my eye was the title and how it correlates to the work. Building Athens shares 12 intriguing and enlightening Masonic Catechisms which seems to coincide with the founding of the city of Athens and the uniting of the 12 cities under the name Athenae (Athens), where the rich, the farmer, and the artisan all shared equal rights.
You can pre-order the book now, or pick it up when it hits June 1st from the Building Athens site!