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Neo-Templar Traditions
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If classic historiographical methods are respected, there is no reason to believe that the Order of Templars survived in any fashion after its abolition by Pope Clement V in 1314. The Templars who survived the stake or prison probably joined other knightly or religious orders, or returned to lay status as soldiers or feudal landowners. Absolutely no medieval document suggests even a residual survival of the “Order of the Poor Knights of Christ”. It is naturally hazardous to make conjectures abou…

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Mollier, Pierre, “Neo-Templar Traditions”, in: Dictionary of Gnosis & Western Esotericism. Consulted online on 28 November 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1873-8338_dgwe_DGWE_255>
First published online: 2008
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004141872, 20061031

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