The Holy Grail: The Legend, the History, the Evidence

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McFarland, Jul 16, 2001 - History - 167 pages
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The existence of the Holy Grail has long been debated, and many of these debates focus on the intellectualized or psychological aspects of it. This work explores the events that gave rise to the legend of the Holy Grail and pays special attention to the texts that form the body of the legend, as well as historical facts about the life of Christ, the Crusades, and the fall from grace of the Knights Templar. The book examines the legitimacy of the claims made by several present-day believers and also introduces a new theory of multiple grails (and the evidence supporting this theory), which, the author believes, answers many of the otherwise unanswered questions surrounding the Holy Grail.
  

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Review: The Holy Grail: The Legend, the History, the Evidence

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An interesting, though some what dry and repetitive, presentation of facts, marginal-truths, myths, and legends surrounding seven holy artifacts considered to be The Holy Grail. Good middle road reading...but certainty no wow factor. Read full review

Review: The Holy Grail: The Legend, the History, the Evidence

User Review  - Pamela - Goodreads

An interesting, though some what dry and repetitive, presentation of facts, marginal-truths, myths, and legends surrounding seven holy artifacts considered to be The Holy Grail. Good middle road reading...but certainty no wow factor. Read full review

Contents

PREFACE
1
BIBLICAL ORIGINS OF THE GRAIL
5
EXAMINING THE GRAIL TEXTS
14
THE LIFE AND DEATH OF CHRIST
31
GUARDIANS OF THE BLOOD
40
GLASTONBURY GATEWAY TO AVALON
48
SECRET PLACES OF GLASTONBURY
57
HOLY WARS AND HERETICS
71
HISTORICAL GRAIL CANDIDATES
96
THE SANTO CÁLIZ OF VALENCIA
103
THE NANTEOS CUP
114
PERSONAL RELIQUARIES
123
MARY MAGDALENE AND THE ALABASTRON
134
WHAT IS THE GRAIL?
142
BIBLIOGRAPHY
153
INDEX
155

RELICS
81
THE SPEAR OF DESTINY
88

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Justin E. Griffin is the author of three books and maintains www.historicalgrail.com, a website dedicated to sharing his research. He lives in Knoxville, Tennessee, where he works in the Office of Information Technology at the University of Tennessee.

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