Anderson's Constitutions of the Free-Masons
Konstytucja Andersona jest jednym z najbardziej znanych i najważniejszych dokumentów wolnomularskich. Zachęcamy wszystkie Siostry i Braci, ale także osoby niezwiązane z naszym ruchem, ale wyznające humanistyczne wartości Dobra i Piękna do zapoznania się z tym dokumentem i próby zinterpretowania jego treści.
Anderson's Constitutions are one of the most famous and the most important documents of Freemasonry. We encourage all Sisters and Brothers, as well as individuals not associated with our Craft to read the document and try to interpret its content.
The Constitutions of the Free-Masons, For the Use of the Lodges in London and Westminster was published in 1723. It was edited by James Anderson, as a reault of a kind request from John Theophilus Desaguliers. It was then approved by a Grand Lodge committee under his control. This work was reprinted in Philadelphia in 1734 by Benjamin Franklin, who was that year elected Grand Master of the Masons of Pennsylvania. It was also translated into Dutch (1736), German (1741), and French (1745). It is worth noting that the second English edition was far more conservative than the first which was one of the reasons of the great schism in Freemasonry (a partition into dogmatic and adogmatic streams).