The Messianic Legacy

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Cape, 1986 - Messianic movements, to 1974 - 364 pages
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User Review  - John Harvey - Goodreads

I bought this book because I thought it was about me. Seriously folks - I gave this five stars, but just as I said in my review of "Holy Blood, Holy Grail" let me go on record that those 5 stars are ... Read full review

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User Review  - Patricia Walker - Goodreads

I have an active interest in the subject of the books by these guys and found this one extremely illuminating although it was tough going at times. It certainly raises more questions than it answers ... Read full review


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About the author (1986)

Michael Baigent was born in Christchurch, New Zealand in 1948. He studied religion and psychology at the University of Canterbury, where he graduated in 1972. Before becoming an author, he was a commercial photographer. His first book, The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail, which was released in the United States as Holy Blood, Holy Grail, was written with Richard Leigh and Henry Lincoln and was published in 1982. The book hypothesized that Jesus had married Mary Magdalene and that their descendants were protected by a secretive group called the Priory of Sion. He and co-author Richard Leigh unsuccessfully sued Random House UK for copyright infringement, over similarities between their work and The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown. Baigent's other works included The Dead Sea Scrolls Deception, The Jesus Papers, and Racing toward Armageddon. He died of a brain hemorrhage on June 17, 2013 at the age of 65.

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