|The Templar Revelation. Secret Guardians of the True Identity of Christ. Lynn Picknett and Clive Prince|
"The Templar Revelation" by Lynn Picknett and Clive Prince was published in 1997. It was published after "Holy Blood, Holy Grail" and before "The Da Vinci Code." It is an interesting and entertaining book in that same genre and storyline.
The most closely guarded secret of the western world is about to be revealed—and you will never see Christianity in the same light again.
In a remarkable achievement of historical detective work that is destined to become a classic, authors Lynn Picknett and Clive Prince delve into the mysterious world of the Freemasons, the Cathars, the Knights Templar, and the occult to discover the truth behind an underground religion with roots in the first century that survives even today.
Chronicling their fascinating quest for truth through time and space, the authors reveal an astonishing new view of the real motives and character of the founder of Christianity, as well as the actual historical—and revelatory—roles of John the Baptist and Mary Magdalene.
Painstakingly researched and thoroughly documented, The Templar Revelationpresents a secret history, preserved through the centuries but encoded in works of art and even in the great Gothic cathedrals of Europe, whose final chapter could shatter the foundation of the Christian Church.