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Original Essays | September 15, 2014

Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel

There's this writer, William Shakespeare. Perhaps you've heard of him. He wrote this play, Romeo and Juliet. Maybe you've heard of it as well. It's... Continue »


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Holy Blood, Holy Grail by Michael Baigent
Holy Blood, Holy Grail

Michael Meo, March 31, 2012

Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code rests upon Michael Baigent's Holy Blood, Holy Grail; just as Baigent's book rests upon the discoveries, half a century ago, of early [circa 2nd century AD] Hebrew scriptures at Qumran and Coptic ones in Egypt.

The trouble is, both of these authors, one writing a novel based upon "facts," the other a purportedly non-fiction investigation of real events, engage in rank speculation. Testimony is alleged from documents which say the opposite of what the authors claim they say.

If widespread dissemination of falsehood does the good deed of introducing people who are interested in the topic to the true state of affairs, then Baigent's fantasy of Jesus Christ's offspring and descendants may promote a deeper understanding and knowledge about the origins of the monotheistic teachings which dominate the religious world today; although one may doubt it.
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