Holy Blood, Holy Grail - Part 3, Chapter 13, The Secret the Church Forbade Summary & Analysis

Michael Baigent
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Part 3, Chapter 13, The Secret the Church Forbade Summary

If Jesus were in line for the throne, he would have required a large following. Jesus offered hope to the poor and disenfranchised. By the time of his death, Jesus would have gathered a large following, those who wanted to promote his message and those who were more concerned with preserving the bloodline. The development of Christianity more than likely developed from members of the group who wanted to promote his message. To do this, not only was the role of the Romans in Jesus' death changed, but also Jesus had to be deified. In deifying Jesus, most human qualities attributed to him, such as a wife and children, were removed from the Gospels and the popular mentality. In order to protect this editing of Jesus' life, those who were devoted...

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