Michael Baigent is the author of From the Omens of Babylon, Ancient Traces, and the New York Times bestseller The Jesus Papers. He is also the coauthor of. The Jesus Papers has ratings and reviews. In Holy Blood, Holy Grail Michael Baigent and his co-authors Henry Lincoln and Richard Leigh stunned. Hershel Shanks reviews “The Jesus Papers” by Michael Baigent.

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I must first admit some bias. It is when you cannot question your beliefs that the blindfold tightens.

The Jesus Papers: Exposing the Greatest Cover-up in History by Michael Baigent

All in all in tried to tie up the loose ends of Christianity, with specific relation to Catholicism and the influence of the Vatican over the years. A Cotton Malone Novella.

But Baigent goes further to assert Jesus did not die on the cross but was smuggled out of the country, maybe to the south of France and possibly even Rome.

The leaps in logic this author take is on parkour levels it’s really boring Even Baigent concedes this story has a lot of holes. So they decided to get Jesus out of the way until they could find someone else to lead them. Being of Huguenot stock, I always enjoy a bit of well-researched and justified Catholic baiting, but The Jesus Papers is neither of these things.

That somehow, selected works were meticulously chosen to represent best what we know now of ‘Christianity’. That’s the feeling I got while wading through the menagerie. It was his tone. As it is, he’s not really much good for anything in regard to shedding light on important Biblical matters. Sara James, Dateline correspondent: Evidently there was some genealogical work being stored in the Temple before it was destroyed.


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Observer review: The Jesus Papers by Michael Baigent | From the Observer | The Guardian

Okay, here’s the thing. Yet it grew worse. At least, Michael spends time getting hard facts to back up his historical fantasies, but he should spend equal time gathering truths from the Bible itself to fact check his theories.

Still, I would recommend this book to others, particularly true believers. Baigetn problem that I found prevalent in the book, was the straying of discussion into something not on path of interest.

I don’t think Baigent pulls all his rambling conjecture together into a tight conclusion, but the whole thing jeeus interesting and engaging. For years, Michael Baigent says he had heard rumors of mysterious documents which could make us think about Jesus in an entirely different way.

The Greek text Next, he suggests, a lifeless-looking, unconscious Jesus was removed from the cross. Slave Species of the Gods.

THE JESUS PAPERS by MICHAEL BAIGENT: Abandon hope, all ye who enter here

He pleaded with Roman authorities and got them brought down. Jesus would have been sedated so that he looked dead and then later revived after being taken down from the cross. May 16, Jazzysmum rated it liked it. Baigent says his account would explain why Jesus apparently died so quickly.

It was a harsh, violent, and tumultuous time. Or at least his writings come across as very church-hating. Piling speculation on conspiracy theory on dodgy dealings, Baigent, who lost the recent court case against Dan Brown, becomes increasingly desperate to undermine the basic tenets of Christian faith, though to what end remains a complete mystery.


Published February 27th by HarperOne first published January 1st Baigent appeared on the Today Show in an interview with Lester Holtin which he claimed that he had seen the papers referred to in the title.

The whole story sounds suspicious. Since he has lived in England with his wife and children. Where to begin with this book? Michael Baigent was born in New Zealand in You believe that the abbey was leaving a clue in this picture of what his view was about the crucifixion? Has the church tried to keep secrets about Jesus? Did they even exist? As an art history student, artworks Christians so revere are riddled with contradictions to what they believe, purposefully done by the artists who created them having been convinced themselves by undeniable proof, but so many believers just cannot see nor accept the truth of what those artists really are trying to tell them.

The Vatican is an easy target.

It’s definitely made me see On the whole, it was an enjoyable and informative read.

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