Holy Blood, Holy Grail: The Secret History of Jesus, the Shocking Legacy of the Grail (Hardcover)

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“One of the more controversial books of the 20th century.” –UPI

“Enough to seriously challenge many traditional beliefs, if not alter them.” –Los Angeles Book Times Review

Explosive, thought-provoking, fiercely compelling, Holy Blood, Holy Grail breaks bold new ground with its shocking conclusions about the lineage of Christ and the legacy of the Holy Grail. Now this lavishly illustrated
collector’s edition features exclusive new material plus dozens of full-color photographs, drawings, symbols, architecture, and artwork, making it a dazzling feast for the eyes as well as the mind. Based on decades
of research, filled with eye-opening new
evidence and stunning scholarship, this authoritative work uncovers an alternate history as shocking as it is believable–as it dares to ask:

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 in 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, the most faithful Christians will be moved; here is the book that has sparked worldwide controversy, now newly updated and beautifully illustrated for the collector’s shelf.

“Like Chariots of the Gods...The plot has all the elements of an international thriller.” –Newsweek

“Compelling.” –Philadelphia Inquirer

“An astonishing hypothesis.”
–Publishers Weekly

About the Author


Together, Michael Baigent, Richard Leigh, and Henry Lincoln have co-authored the international bestsellers Holy Blood, Holy Grail and "The Messianic Legacy." Michael Baigent and Richard Leigh are co-authors of "The Temple and the Lodge," "The Dead Sea Scrolls Deception," and "Secret Germany." Henry Lincoln is the author of "The Holy Place: Sauniere and the Decoding of the Mystery of Rennes-le-Chateau," "The Templars' Secret Island: The Knights, the Priest and the Treasure," and "Key to the Sacred Pattern: The Untold Story of Rennes-le-Chateau."
Product Details
ISBN: 9780385340014
ISBN-10: 038534001X
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Publication Date: October 25th, 2005
Pages: 511
Language: English