The Messianic Legacy Paperback – 1 Aug 1996
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The sequel to the bestselling religious thriller, The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail. A thrilling new investigation into the roots of Christianity from the world's bestselling Christian writers.See all Product Description
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The next section is a cogent, sweeping piece of work which explains the human need for something to believe in, and how 20th century dictatorships stage-managed events to fill those needs. If you ever wondered how a beast like Hitler could charm one of the most civilised peoples on Earth, here is one plausible explanation. Really worth reading, in my opinion.
The last section suggests there is a quasi-secret organisation of aristocratic families who have held "the secret" that Jesus did marry and his bloodline continues today. This society holds an intention that one day the heirs to David's line, through Jesus, will come to rule. It sounds corny in this précis form, but there is hard evidence that this society exists and is both serious and influential.Read more ›
Ths also led me to question the relevance of the information in the first two sections which appear to serve no purpose other than to fill the book. I had similar reservations in the first book due to the chapter claiming that Lazarus stage managed Jesus Miracles and that the crucifiction had been staged. As it was neither of these points were required to prove the authors initial reasons for turning to christ however they were included despite being obviously inflamatory. This books is similarly only it devotes two thirds to these irrelevant statements insteads of two chapters.
Written much in the style of HBHG the authors unravel more intriuging aspects of religion and life as we now know it. Much like HBHG, the reading itself is quite intricate as the authors weave you through decades of historical data, the Old Testament and the New Testament(s). As before the authors do not preach their own beliefs but present their theories in an unbiased and logical manner allowing the reader to accept their findings as fact, interpret their findings as they will or even disregard their theories as pure speculation.
The main section of the book comprising the messianic legacy in the Judaeo/Christian tradition and an interesting look at the way Paul spread the gospel is extremely well done, and as the authors say speculative but I found a convincing theory. Also the alternative take on the nature of Jesus in engrossing.
The authors were obviously anxious to put their case in respect of the criticism they had attracted with their first book "Holy Blood and Holy Grail" and commence with a 38 page response, if this had been condensed into 6 pages it would have been far more effective.
The last 170 pages devoted to the totally discredited Priory of Scion that had formed part of the rationale of HBHG seems pointless as anyone can obtain all the details from the Priory website; however in 1989 the internet was in its infancy and a resource of this nature was not available. Treat as an historical anomaly and ignore.
However the core of this book is detailed, well written, engaging, and well worth investigating.
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Another thriller of a toboggan ride through history (cf review of The Hiram Key) Makes a good read and shakes up some of your thinking.Published 23 months ago by R. Iain F. Brown
The first thing people should know about this book is that it was written in late 1980s. This was not immediately clear when I downloaded the sample. Read morePublished on 22 April 2014 by Honrus Publicus
This was a gift for a friend. They have not gotten
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I purchased this book with some trepidation, why? Well I wondered whether the authors really needed to write this book, particularly as they had just republished The Holy Blood and... Read morePublished on 12 Feb. 2008 by J. Chippindale