The Pillar of Beauty

J. Scott Kenney
August 9, 2023

The Pillar of Beauty

In this presentation VWBr. Kenney summarizes the approaches towards the Pillar of Beauty as used in Craft Freemasonry. Examples are cited from Freemasonic literature, wider philosophy as well as the accepted ritual. As always, Q&A is encouraged.

J. Scott Kenney is an Associate Professor of Sociology at Memorial University of Newfoundland. Earning his B.A. (1984) and LLB (1987) at Dalhousie University, he briefly practiced law from 1988-1990. He then went on to pursue graduate studies in sociology at MacMaster University, earning his M.A. (1993) and Ph.D in 1999. He was SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow at Dalhousie University between 1999-2000, then taught primarily at St. Mary’s University before taking up his current appointment in 2004. V.W.

Brother Kenney was raised in Burns Lodge No, 10, Grand Lodge of Nova Scotia, in 2000. He has been active at various times in both the Scottish and York Rites in Newfoundland and Nova Scotia. He was one of the founders – and Past Master - of University Lodge No. 34, Grand Lodge of Newfoundland and Labrador, subsequently serving as Past High Priest of Shannon Chapter No.1, R.A.M. and Presiding Preceptor of Beothic Preceptory No. 71 in that province. Brother Kenney also served on the Board of General Purposes and as Grand Librarian of the Grand Lodge of Newfoundland and Labrador. He now resides and (for now) works remotely in his home town of Halifax, and currently serves as Historian of John Albro Lodge No. 122, G.L.N.S.

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