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The fifth Gospel

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In this day and age, historians and historical novelists are reappraising long held views of ancient times, not least the foundations of Christianity. Which are that God sired a child with Mary, that Christ died on the cross taking the sins of mankind with him, after which He ascended to Heaven. 

The Templar’s Secret by C. M. Palov, 515 pp, 2012 Penguin paperback. Available at Asia Books and leading bookshops, 350 baht

The four Gospels agree about this, though not regarding where the crucifixion took place. The New Testament has undergone several translations though the ages, a number of words and nuances changing each time. Then again, is it likely that Joseph accepted the role of cuckold?

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