Synopses & Reviews
What if everything we have been told about the origins of Christianity is a lie?
What if a small group had always known the truth and had kept it hidden...until now?
What if there is evidence that Jesus Christ survived the crucifixion?
In Holy Blood, Holy Grail Michael Baigent and his co-authors Henry Lincoln and Richard Leigh stunned the world with a controversial theory that Jesus Christ and Mary Magdalene married and founded a holy bloodline. The book became an international publishing phenomenon and was one of the sources for Dan Brown's novel The Da Vinci Code. Now, with two additional decades of research behind him, Baigent's The Jesus Papers presents explosive new evidence that challenges everything we know about the life and death of Jesus.
"Baigent's personal search for the figure of Jesus is obscured by the hype of the book's packaging." Los Angeles Times
"Michael Baigent did not change the core of my Protestant/Lutheran/Anglican theology, but he did plant a few more burrs under my saddle about why I believe what I do and whether the cracks in that belief are there because more light needs to get in." Bookreporter.com
The best-selling author of Holy Blood, Holy Grail explores explosive new evidence found in hidden records to challenge conventional wisdom and teachings about the life and death of Jesus Christ. Reprint.
The New York Times bestselling author of Holy Blood, Holy Grail argues that Jesus survived the crucifixion and that documents exist that force Christians to reevaluate the conventional account of his life, death, and divinity.
About the Author
Michael Baigent was born in New Zealand in 1948. He graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in psychology from Canterbury University, Christchurch, and a master of arts degree in mysticism and religious experience from the University of Kent, England. Since 1976 he has lived in England with his wife and children. He is the author of From the Omens of Babylon and Ancient Traces and the co-author of the international bestsellers Holy Blood, Holy Grail and The Messianic Legacy (with Henry Lincoln and Richard Leigh), The Temple and the Lodge, The Dead Sea Scrolls Deception, Secret Germany, The Elixir and the Stone, and The Inquisition. As a religious historian and leading expert in the field of arcane knowledge he has undertaken a two-decade-long quest for the truth about Jesus that has culminated in the publication of this book.