The Knights of the Holy Grail: The Secret History of The Knights Templar

The Knights of the Holy Grail: The Secret History of The Knights Templar

by Tim Wallace-Murphy
     
 

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Explains the heretical spiritual beliefs of the Knights Templar and the Rex Deus families and examines their role in the loss of the Holy Land. This book charts their achievements in a range of endeavours, from building castles and cathedrals to laying the foundations of the modern marketplace.

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Explains the heretical spiritual beliefs of the Knights Templar and the Rex Deus families and examines their role in the loss of the Holy Land. This book charts their achievements in a range of endeavours, from building castles and cathedrals to laying the foundations of the modern marketplace.

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Library Journal

Yet another author attempting to capitalize on the popularity of The Da Vinci Code, Wallace-Murphy (Rex Deus: The True Mystery of Rennes-le-Chateau and the Dynasty of Jesus) here details his own version of Christian history. As he sees it, Rex Deus-a network of families descending from Jesus's union with Mary Magdalene-secretly keeps the flame of Jesus's true (but suppressed) teachings alive by means of Gothic architecture, tarot cards, freemasonry, and the Holy Grail myth. He further posits that the Knights Templar was the "overt arm of the hidden Rex Deus group." He traces the development of the Knights Templar from its beginnings as protector of Holy Land pilgrims after the First Crusade through charges of heresy and its subsequent fall from grace. Several of the author's assertions conflict with accepted scholarship; e.g., the general consensus among scholars is that Jesus remained unmarried and celibate. Suitable for public libraries, but balance with such works as Bart D. Ehrman's Truth and Fiction in The Da Vinci Code: A Historian Reveals What We Really Know About Jesus, Mary Magdalene, and Constantine.
—Nancy E. Adams

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781905857333
Publisher:
Watkins Media
Publication date:
01/01/1999
Pages:
244
Product dimensions:
6.25(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Tim Wallace-Murphy is an author, lecturer, and historian. He has written several bestsellers including Rosslyn: Guardian of the Secrets of the Holy Grail and Cracking the Symbol Code.

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