The Marian Conspiracy: The Hidden Truth About the Holy Grail, the Real Father of Christ and the Tomb of the Virgin Mary Hardcover – 24 Mar 2000
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"'Phillip's reasoning sounds positively sane' The Independent 'Phillips is a seeker of the truth, a questor...an extraordinary exploration into ancient history' The Universe" --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Graham Phillips is the author of the five acclaimed books in this genre. His most recent book was Act of God: Moses, Tutankhamun and the Myth of Atlantis. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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As an example of the modern genre of pseudo-scholarship this book is rather well done. It contains some outright howlers when it strays into areas of actual historical knowledge, such as an idiosyncratic account of the early Church and some bizarre reflections on the Goths. Wisely, though, the author sticks mostly to grey areas where speculation is free. He's had plenty of practice and this is one of his best tales. Personally I wouldn't buy it - I prefer my fiction straight - but there are many who will.
P.S. Who's Marian?
Some of his speculations are interesting. If as Phillips states that Herod's son Antipater wife was Mary then couldn't she be the Mary the mother of Jesus. What more logical then, having executed Antipater for treason (as Herod did), that he should also wish to hunt down Jesus who was the heir to the throne and so a threat. But evidence? Pilate asked Jesus if he claimed to be king. Jesus admits to this and this would be treason. Yet Herod finds no fault in Jesus. Could this be because Jesus had a claim as Antipater's son that the Romans would regard as legal? Or is it simply that the Gospel writers were trying to whitewash Pilate and to put the blame on the Jews and so portray Christianity as distinct from Judaism in the post Jewish revolt era as more academic authors usually assume.
Taking a skeptical view of the Bible has been possible for some 250 years and it is not likely that someone like Phillips is going come up with anything very new. Hence it you want to write a hidden-truth-detective story about the Bible then the wild speculation route that Phillips has chosen is the only one possible.
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An interesting read and well worth reading for alternative interpretations of the evidencePublished 17 months ago by Timothy Strickland
A load of hogwash! Olympiodorus never mentions the Grail or, as Philips describes it, the Marian Chalice: why should he, he was a pagan. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Rob Lestrange
This well written and obviously well researched book challenged some of my belief systems on a very deep level and is certainly not for anyone who is bound by the dogma of the... Read morePublished on 16 Aug. 2012 by J. Osborne
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book, it's a great mix of detective story, historical investigation and old myth telling. Read morePublished on 15 Jan. 2011 by Marie Tuttle
Challenges all preconceived ideas re nativity, the bible and the life of Jesus. But also covers the Arthurian legend and a comprehensive history of Anglesey and the UK in the dark... Read morePublished on 22 Dec. 2010 by jen
The book I received was in brand new condition, with it's dust cover as new too. I'm highly delighted with the purchase and the service. Thank you.Published on 6 May 2010 by Cyndychad
after i've read the extraordinary controversial book The Templar Revelation: Secret Guardians of the True Identity of Christ by Lynn Picknett and Clive Prince and "The Second... Read morePublished on 15 July 2009 by Omar Farid
As I said in the title, I found this book interesting so decided to do a bit of Googling. The source book for the identification of Jesus's supposed father - "The Laws of the... Read morePublished on 13 July 2008 by Bill Peter