The Holy Grail

The Legend, the History, the Evidence


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About the Book

The existence of the Holy Grail has long been debated, and many of these debates focus on the intellectualized or psychological aspects of it. This work explores the events that gave rise to the legend of the Holy Grail and pays special attention to the texts that form the body of the legend, as well as historical facts about the life of Christ, the Crusades, and the fall from grace of the Knights Templar. The book examines the legitimacy of the claims made by several present-day believers and also introduces a new theory of multiple grails (and the evidence supporting this theory), which, the author believes, answers many of the otherwise unanswered questions surrounding the Holy Grail.

About the Author(s)

Justin E. Griffin is the author of three books and maintains, a website dedicated to sharing his research. He lives in Knoxville, Tennessee, where he works in the Office of Information Technology at the University of Tennessee.

Bibliographic Details

Justin E. Griffin
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 167
Bibliographic Info: photos, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2001
pISBN: 978-0-7864-0999-0
eISBN: 978-0-7864-5031-2
Imprint: McFarland

Book Reviews & Awards

“an exemplary place to start an exploration of the vast, mysterious world of grail lore”—Booklist; “covers considerable ground”—C&RL News.