As with "Holy Blood," Baigent supposes that Jesus married Mary Magdalene and sired a child, though he concedes "we are short of evidence -- all that we have is circumstantial." Critics have said even circumstantial evidence is lacking.You can read an excerpt of The Jesus Papers here.
From there, "Jesus Papers" proceeds to speculate that Jesus didn't die on the cross. Rather than supposing that somehow someone substituted for Jesus, Baigent follows another older theory, that Jesus remained alive and was spirited away to recuperate, which is why his tomb was empty on Easter morning.
Tuesday, March 28, 2006
One of the authors of Holy Blood, Holy Grail, a book that first talked about Jesus having a secret bloodline with Mary Magdalene, is releasing a new book to take on The Da Vinci Code. Titled The Jesus Papers, the book is saying that Christianity is one big lie. From LA Times:
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