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The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail

by Michael Baigent, Richard Leigh, Henry Lincoln

Series: HBHG (1)

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While you may dispute the facts and findings of the authors The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail makes for an interesting look at an alternate view of the historical facts behind some of Christianity's facts. ( )
  MerkabaZA | Jun 12, 2017 |
Way back when I was much more ignorant of the world around me, I went looking for a book about the history of the Knights Templar, found "Holy Blood and the Holy Grail" and got far more than what I expected.

For instead of a history of the Knights Templar, "Holy Blood and the Holy Grail" uncovered the greatest conspiracy of all time. That the direct descendants of Jesus and a group of high profile supporters throughout history have secretly controlled the world throughout the millennia, and will reveal themselves at a crucial moment in history (suggested to be the year 2000). Some of you may have noticed that the year 2000 has come and gone without such a reveal but in those balmy days of the last millennium when I read this, it all seemed amazingly possible. Of course, examining the claims in the cold light of day shows that the Priory of Sion (the shadowy organisation at the centre of the claims) and related claims were all, to use scientific jargon, hooey.

Still, if you put all the hooeyness aside, it's an entertaining read. ( )
  MiaCulpa | Nov 29, 2016 |
source book for dan brown's da vinci code ( )
  GeetuM | Jun 3, 2016 |
I am enthralled by this kind of non-fiction! What a fascinating theory! ( )
  Dmtcer | Jun 3, 2014 |
I am enthralled by this kind of non-fiction! What a fascinating theory! ( )
  Dmtcer | Jun 3, 2014 |
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Knjiga je nastala kao rezultat zainteresovanost autora za misteriju Rene-I-Šatoa, odnosno ruševina srednjovekovne tvrđave u njegovoj blizini. Tragajući za odgovorima na ovu misteriju oni su nas uveli u mističan svet vitezova templara, tajnih pergamenata, mistike u tajnim društvima, njihovim ritualima, odvodeći nas do samih osnova hrišćanstva i pitanja da li je ono što nam govori današnja Biblija istina ili spretni falcifikat. Rasvetljavajući nam same početke hrišćanstva kroz materijalne dokaze koji su odoleli vremenu i uništavanju od strane onih kojima nije odgovaralo izvorno hrišćanstvo.
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0440136482, Mass Market Paperback)

Michael Baigent, Henry Lincoln, and Richard Leigh, authors of The Messianic Legacy, spent over 10 years on their own kind of quest for the Holy Grail, into the secretive history of early France. What they found, researched with the tenacity and attention to detail that befits any great quest, is a tangled and intricate story of politics and faith that reads like a mystery novel. It is the story of the Knights Templar, and a behind-the-scenes society called the Prieure de Sion, and its involvement in reinstating descendants of the Merovingian bloodline into political power. Why? The authors of Holy Blood, Holy Grail assert that their explorations into early history ultimately reveal that Jesus may not have died on the cross, but lived to marry and father children whose bloodline continues today. The authors' point here is not to compromise or to demean Jesus, but to offer another, more complete perspective of Jesus as God's incarnation in man. The power of this secret, which has been carefully guarded for hundreds of years, has sparked much controversy. For all the sensationalism and hoopla surrounding Holy Blood, Holy Grail and the alternate history that it outlines, the authors are careful to keep their perspective and sense of skepticism alive in its pages, explaining carefully and clearly how they came to draw such combustible conclusions. --Jodie Buller

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A revolutionary study explores the startling information uncovered in mysterious parchments unearthed in a small French church that reveal new insight into the mystery of the Holy Grail.

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