- Hardcover: 305 pages
- Publisher: Ignatius Press (July 2004)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0970568215
- ISBN-13: 978-0970568212
- Product Dimensions: 24.2 x 16.3 x 2.9 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (1 customer review)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 687,542 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
St Laurence and the Holy Grail: The Story of the Holy Chalice of Valencia Hardcover – Jul 2004
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Indiana Jones in The Last Crusade is a modern personification of Percival and the Knights of the Round Table in the legends of the medieval grail cycle. Read the first page
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The Grail is described as luminous cup of flawless,translucent agate stone rippled with fire-like spires. An ornate gold monstrance-mounting,adorned of 28 pearls,2 rubies and 2 emeralds comprises the chalice base. The story of the treasured relic's entrustment to St.Laurence by PopeSixtusII(before his execution by Roman Emperor Valerian in AD 258);Laurence's spiriting of The Grail to his homeland in Spain and subsequent martyrdom in the same persecution)relates legendary adventures and mystery unresolved until this century's Spanish Civil War;and ending in Sacred Reliquary Tabernacle of The Cathedral of Valencia...
Bennett's book is beautifully appointed,throroughly documented work of
accessible scholarship. There are photographs of drawings,engravings and primary source materials. There are technical diagrams(describing Cup structure;elaborating mystical entendres implied in gem configurations).
There are maps and detailed chronology of "Grail's trail". Most interesting (part III:chapter6~bks 1-14,pp64-163)is translation of "The Life & Martyrdom of St.Laurence" written in sixth century by Augustinian Abbot named Donato and recovered in 1636 by Doctor of Theology Father Ausina;NOW residing in the National Library in Madrid.The tract provides powerful proof that The Holy Chalice of Valencia IS the Holy Grail.
For students of theology,history,mythology, ST.LAURENCE&THE HOLY GRAIL~The Story of the Holy Chalice of Valencia is book sine qua non.His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI(July 6,AD 2006)has so affirmed authenticity of the AGATE CUP reposing therein as(hoi poterion;sacer calix):El Santo Caliz.The greatest Quest Mystery is answered~Take & Read.(10 stars)
Hardcover: cloth over hardback boards with dustjacket, 303 pp, with 32 pp of color plates and numerous b&w illustrations.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
In Search of the Holy Grail
The Holy Grail in Valencia
The Last Supper
Evidence of the Holy Grail in Rome
The Valerian Persecution
St. Laurence's Life
St. Laurence from Prudentius to Gonzalo de Berceo
From Huesca to San Juan de Pena
San Juan de la Pena: Wolfram's Munasalvaesche
The Miracle of Daroca
The Legendary Grail Quest
The Spanish Civil War
The Larentine Centennial and Pope John Paul II
Description of the Holy Grail
Archeology of the Holy Grail
Devotion to the Holy Chalice
The Holy Chalice as Represented in Art
Veneration of St. Laurence