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Holy Blood, Holy Grailby Richard Leigh
Synopses & Reviews
Is the traditional, accepted view of the life of Christ in some way incomplete?
• Is it possible Christ did not die on the cross?
• Is it possible Jesus was married, a father, and that his bloodline still exists?
• Is it possible that parchments found in the South of France a century ago reveal one of the best-kept secrets of Christendom?
• Is it possible that these parchments contain the very heart of the mystery of the Holy Grail?
According to the authors of this extraordinarily provocative, meticulously researched book, not only are these things possible — they are probably true! so revolutionary, so original, so convincing, that the most faithful Christians will be moved; here is the book that has sparked worldwide controversey.
"Enough to seriously challenge many traditional Christian beliefs, if not alter them."
— Los Angeles Times Book Review
"Like Chariots of the Gods?...the plot has all the elements of an international thriller."
From the Paperback edition.
Explores the information uncovered in mysterious parchments unearthed in a small French church that reveal new insight into the mystery of the Holy Grail.
About the Author
Michael Baigent was born in New Zealand in 1948 and obtained a degree in psychology from Canterbury University. At one point he gave up a successful career in photojournalism to devote his time to researching the Templars for a film project. Since 1976 he has lived in England.
Richard Leigh is a novelist and short-story writer with postgraduate degrees in comparative literature and a thorough knowledge of history, philosophy, psychology, and esoterica. He has been working for some years as a university lecturer in the United States, Canada, and Britain.
Henry Lincoln is an author and filmmaker and has written for television.
Table of Contents
pt. 3. The bloodline — 11. The Holy Grail — The legend of the Holy Grail — The story of Wolfram von Eschenbach — The Grail and Cabalism — The play on words — The lost kings and the Grail — The need to synthesize — The hypothesis — 12. The priest-king who never ruled — Palestine at the time of Jesus — The history of the gospels — The marital status of Jesus — The wife of Jesus — The beloved disciple — The dynasty of Jesus — The crucifixion — Who was Barabbas? — The crucifixion in detail — The scenario — 13. The secret the church forbade — The zealots — The Gnostic writings — 14. The Grail dynasty — Judaism and the Merovingians — The principality of Septimania — The seed of David — 15. Conclusion and portents for the future — Appendix. The alleged Grand Masters of the Prineur
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