New. 0440136482. Marfree, Fine 1stEd thus w/ New Material not in the hardcov, 24 pps photos; no names, not marked-in, underscored, clearance or discard. Mails from NYC usually within 12 hours.; 6.8 x 4.1 x 1.2 inches; 489 pages; \nOnline Rev: 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.
New. Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 489 p. Contains: Illustrations, index. Audience: General/trade. 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.
Like Norre Goodrich"s Arthur, Merlin, and The Holy Grail very interesting but all fiction and speculation with no basis in fact. I read it in 1982 and read Goodrich's books in the late eighties. Both authors are trying to glean fact out of literature and I don't like it . Forget this even in 2013.
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