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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 --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Still reading it...it's not a fast read and vacation is over. Was reading it while in Carcassonne France so it was extremely relevant.Published 1 day ago by Tracey Starkmann
Many different theories are listed within this book, so please make sure you have an open mind and will see the different perspectives shown throughout. Read morePublished 16 days ago by Alexandra
Very, very interesting. I was so interested that I began to research and found that in the end it is based in a faked document. So, as fiction it should deserve five stars. Read morePublished 22 days ago by M. V. Oswaldo
Fascinating and detailed history. I read it after returning from the Languedoc and becoming interested in the history of the Cathars, the Knights Templar and the legacy of Mary... Read morePublished 25 days ago by Susan J. Cobb