The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail is a book by Michael Baigent, Richard Leigh and Henry Lincoln. The book was first published in by Jonathan Cape in. Holy Blood, Holy Grail: The Secret History of Christ & The Shocking Legacy of the Holy Blood, Holy Grail Illustrated Edition and millions of other books are. Editorial Reviews. usaascvb.info Review. Michael Baigent, Henry Lincoln, and Richard Leigh, Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a .
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Holy Blood, Holy Grail book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. A nineteenth century French priest discovers something in h. Join Reader Rewards and earn your way to a free book! Holy Blood, Holy Grail by Michael Baigent, Richard Leigh and Henry Lincoln. Read an Excerpt. download. Compre o livro Holy Blood, Holy Grail na usaascvb.info: confira as ofertas para And since the Christian world does not hold that belief, the book had to focus.
Some of the sources they had took them months to locate and acquire. Dec 11, Ivi rated it it was amazing Shelves: Oct 20, Steve rated it did not like it.
Here's another tin foil hat conspiracy book. Da Vinci. My joke and the lawsuit and the book are all similar to Dan Brown's Oeuvre by being boring and poorly written. That might have been Leigh and Baigent's best argument. What offends me about this book is that it takes something that is fundamentally interesting the history of the gospels, t Alrighty What offends me about this book is that it takes something that is fundamentally interesting the history of the gospels, the history of the city-state politics of the times of the crusades and makes it boring and dumb.
Pierre Plantard Dec 09, Notary Tim rated it it was ok. This book should be under fiction instead of religion, as the conspiracy put forth in it is so obviously a bunch of hookum that anyone who actually reads the book should be able to see that their sole source is playing them for reasons that never become clear.
This is the sort of book that brings out the worst sort of conspiracy nuts -- those who will believe it because they want it to be true, not because there is actual proof or overwhelming evidence that it true. It is worth reading ONLY if y This book should be under fiction instead of religion, as the conspiracy put forth in it is so obviously a bunch of hookum that anyone who actually reads the book should be able to see that their sole source is playing them for reasons that never become clear.
In fact, the authors of this book sued Brown for copyright infringement or plaigarism because their theory makes up such a big part of his book; they lost because the courts said if it was true as these authors claim , you can not copyright truth.
They might have had a better case if they had marketed this as the fiction it is, but then it would not still be in print after all these years, appealing to new generations of conspiracy nuts. I happen to believe there are conspiracies, just not this one.
Jan 16, Damien rated it it was amazing. A remarkable work of fiction. Just because the authors didn't intend it to be fiction is neither here nor there. It's a thrilling romp all the same, and a gazillion times better than that wretched rip-off, The Da Vinci Code. It's well written and extensivley researched. The conclusions that the author's draw from that research are, of course, a little on the zany side.
But there's something exquisitely Indiana Jones about the whole thing. If you're a sensitive religious sort, then this probably i A remarkable work of fiction. If you're a sensitive religious sort, then this probably isn't for you, as there are some seriously far out claims made in the book. However, it is actually possible to learn a lot about theology from reading this book. References to the Early Church fathers, the gnostics, the Cathars, Templars etc are plentiful, and more importantly these references usually direct the reader to original sources.
It's all thrillingly bonkers, and yet, after reading it, you'll still feel a might sad that the whole thing turned out to be a load of old tosh written by some aged school boys who, unwittingly, got themselves royally punk'd by another aged school boy by the name of Pierre Plantard. I thought it was a lot of fun. Feb 05, Paul Dinger rated it it was amazing.
He could have had this book open and used whole sections of it. The plot of this book actually follows the DaVinci Code in many aspects. What I enjoyed about this book is the research. It does take a few chances, and it clearly states that it is speculative history, but it made me see the Gospels in a whole other way. I can't recommend it enough. Apr 27, Lorena rated it really liked it Shelves: It's been a while now since I read this book out of curiosity after reading the Da Vinci Code.
I admit that when I read the Da Vinci Code did posses a historical background gained by the school books, encyclopedias, and usual historic books that I could borrow in the library. I heard many thoughts and rumors about this book which helped me have my own opinion about it. Nevertheless I have to say that I don't blindly believe every letter written on this work. Firstly I think that the authors did It's been a while now since I read this book out of curiosity after reading the Da Vinci Code.
Firstly I think that the authors did an enormous research, mostly unbiased and they deserve to be appreciated about that. Secondly, during the reading I was confused several times with the names of the people and the events, and sometimes I thought that this book is leading me nowhere into a further comprehension. Even the authors themselves seemed confused for what were they talking about, and there was a lot of guessing, which is always doubtful and increases the suspect in a scientific research.
My constant inquiries led me to some conclusions while finishing the book. As a person with the complex of skepticism, I try to logically explain most of the events that occur, and honestly in the history school books there are lots of ridiculous information can't call them facts for which I feel pity that kids are obliged to learn them.
Basically history is supported by the facts, and so far I agree. Although I have to think twice in order to define the word fact itself.
Facts should support the theory, and theories are what this book is made of mostly, but the fact is the theory itself in which the historians community agreed upon, and approved it as reliable. Thus, what the historians community considers reliable should absolutely be such for us? It is necessary to take into consideration the fact that historians are like the usual bank employees.
They do a great work, but not always in their interest. Obviously I am skeptical about the historians as well. Even that they possessed almost nothing except some suspicious data about certain people and places, there were strong conclusions, logically reliable in their work.
For example the Grail is not described only as a chalice which held the blood of Jesus during his crucifixion, but also as a metaphor for the womb, symbol for the fertility etc. People, including me sometimes ask a lot from everything, we complain a lot, we are never fully satisfied with what in this case we read, and we tend to be often grumpy. In support of that, it comes to my mind the phrase: Apr 29, Marti rated it liked it.
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I found the theories and 'supporting ideas' quite interesting. That is, up until it seriously conflicted with my beliefs. From then on, I couldn't download a word they said, even when I reminded myself that it was just someone's wild theory. I suppose that says something about my ability to be open minded. I'm open minded, so long as I feel its plausible.
This was a very interesting side effect of reading the book. It caused me to re-evaluate why I feel so strongly about some bible 'facts' and not ot I found the theories and 'supporting ideas' quite interesting.
It caused me to re-evaluate why I feel so strongly about some bible 'facts' and not others. It lead me to revisit some areas of blind faith, and decide that I'm OK with some measure of blind faith. Could Jesus have been married? Sure, why not.
Could Mary M have been his wife? I suppose so. Could she have been carrying his child? One would think that would be big news and surely one diciple would have let it slip.
Surly some hint would survive any attempt by the church to censor it. Could Jesus and his diciples have purposely faked his death at the cursifiction? Could he have survived and snuck off to disappear into obsurity? Sorry, my open mind just clamped shut. As I said, this probably says more about me than the level of support for the theory.
Aug 18, muhammad lafi rated it it was ok. May 03, Valmay rated it really liked it. Whether it is historically accurate or not I'm still not sure, but there are plenty of references provided should the reader wish to check up on facts. I've since read reports that some of the references are questionable, but when you are writing about a subject, in a way that some people would consider blasphemous, it's bound to cause upset and have people say such things.
I sometimes found it heavy going, but would still recommend this book for any history enthusiast as I learnt quite a bit about the history of the Knights Templars, Catharism, and the Merovingian and Carolingian dynasties. Jul 10, H. Reed rated it did not like it Shelves: What a load of bunk! This offends me because it is so speculative that the authors should have called it fiction, and been honest about it. I remember reading this in and being quite shocked about it at the time.
Saying goodbye to several dozen books due to a water damage incident and I thought I'd write at least a little memorial to each of them and why I kept them around. Me lo sono divorato, molto ma molto prima di quella zozzeria del codice Da Vinci: E poi si scopre che era tutta una truffa, e che Plantard aveva truffato gli autori del libro e non solo, raccontando un sacco di panzane e fabbricando le prove ad hoc. May 09, Tanja Glavnik rated it liked it.
Well, aside from a few places where the authors glaringly contradicted themselves within a couple of pages of making statements or it may have been just the translation, who knows? Well, that was entertaining nonsense at least. Completely discredited as being based on a hoax, but still mostly quite enjoyable. Jul 26, Shelby rated it liked it. Not really though Well then.
I'd heard about this book for a while. I don't really care if their hypotheses are true. I didn't really care going into it. It's moot for me. I started out reading this book, open-minded, and ready to hear something completely different than all the other "Jesus was married to Mary Magdalene and they had babies" books. Because, again, doctrinally, theologically, I don't care. My biggest beef with the book is in the editing, footnotes, and structural set-up of the book.
I still feel like I have no idea what a Visigoth is. I don't hold a degree in pre-medeival or Celtic or Gallic or Saxon history. Or whatever they are. Chapter 1. The Secret Society: Chapter 5. The Bloodline: Chapter download the book to find out the subheads of all 14 main Chapters.
Finally, there is Chapter Here are the following 8 subheads: Postscript B. Appendix 1: Appendix 2: Appendix 3: Eastern European Literary Figures E. Appendix 4: The Order or the Fleur de Lys F. Bibliography G. Notes and References H. HBHG is a book of which I have bought multiple copies and given them out to friends to: By doing this, we can all share and discuss main ideas and discuss areas in which there may be multiple opinions.
Many of us are avid readers and have travelled and lived abroad, so all of us have an interest in this topic.
I have a great liking for religious theory stories. This is one of the best. In a television interview, the author said his book is not wholly original. He used the earlier works of others as research. Very descriptive writer. You can imagine witnessing some of events Are any of the ideas and theories real?
That is for you to decide Footnotes are solid and well researched. Good photos too. Similarly bibliography and appendices. Well worth reading.
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