Holy Blood, Holy Grail - Part 3, Chapter 14, The Grail Dynasty Summary & Analysis

Michael Baigent
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Part 3, Chapter 14, The Grail Dynasty Summary

The authors look at the Nag Hammadi scrolls as definitive history rather than theology and the fact that almost all the heretics in the two hundred years after Jesus included similar properties, including the belief that Jesus was human. This theory appeared to be more history than theology and serves as a strong basis on which to support their theory. One of the most radical heresies of this time was Manichaeanism, based on the Gnostic and dualist teachings of Mani. Mani was later imprisoned by order of the king and brutally killed with his body put on display. However, his teaching continued to gain popularity and might possibly have been the basis on which the Cathars were founded.

Another heresy was Arianism, based on the teachings of Arius who believed that Jesus was not divine...

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