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    Christopher Bailey,Mike Aquilina
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The real mystery is the Real Presence "The Grail Code satisfies the hunger that people have for knowledge of this mystery. The true Grail bears witness to a divine gift that exceeds even the deepest human longing. Mike Aquilina is author of a dozen books on Christian history, doctrine, and devotion. He is vice-president of the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology and has been co-host of five popular television series.

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The real mystery is the Real Presence "The Grail Code satisfies the hunger that people have for knowledge of this mystery. Scott Hahn, author of The Lamb’s Supper and Hail, Holy Queen The Holy Grail stories possess a mysterious power that has seized the human imagination for centuries. While many authors have addressed the quest, Mike Aquilina and Christopher Bailey bring a fresh approach. The Grail Code: Quest for the Real Presence is both a good read and an invitation to experience a sense of spiritual journey holding the reader’s imagination in the context of faith.

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2006) The Grail Code: Quest for the Real Presence (co-author with Christopher Bailey), ISBN 0-8294-2159-9. Mike Aquilina's blog on early Christianity. Theological reflection for Catechetical Sunday 2011, USCCB. 2006) The Great Life: Essays on Doctrine and Holiness in Honor of Father Ronald Lawler, . 1995, 2006) Talking to Youth About Sexuality: A Parents' Guide (co-author with Fr. Kris Stubna), ISBN 1-59276-310-3. 2003) Living the Mysteries: A Guide for Unfinished Christians (co-author with Scott Hahn), ISBN 1-931709-12-2.

The real mystery is the Real Presence

Akisame
Since the publication of Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code, there have been a number of excellent books refuting the historical inaccuracies that Brown asserted as facts. Much of these have concentrated on such topics as the Divinity of Christ, the Canon of Scripture, and the Council of Nicea. Oddly enough, though Brown's assertions on the meaning of the Holy Grail so central to his book are thoroughly undermined, none of the apologists for orthodox Christianity had yet to bother to give a solid treatment of the history of that topic for the average reader.

This void has been ably filled by Mike Aquilina & Christopher Bailey's The Grail Code. Beginning as a simple meditation on the Eucharist, the authors weave a tapestry using threads from Roman and Church history, barbarian invasions, pagan mythology, practical evangelism, medieval romances, and Catholic devotion as medieval society comes to see that what they have been searching for all along is not in a far away land but as near as the local church where the salvation of mankind is presented to the faithful under the appearances of bread and wine.

In telling the tales of not only the legends of King Arthur and the quest for the Holy Grail (and how these two diverse traditions became intertwined) but also the evolution of how these tales were presented, Aquilina and Bailey delve into the stylistic devices authors have employed to add their own twists to these venerable legends and how these gradual accretions reflect the spiritual state of their audiences. In times of spiritual decay, the tales would take on views of love totally at odds with the Christian vision; in times of renewal, the quest would not be fulfilled in adventure but in the most sublime of the Christian mysteries.

The authors also flesh out the corrosive effect that modernism and its rationalist mindset had on this worldview. Having reduced the universe to sense perception and/or the intellect, modernism could not help but reject those accounts of things that would have room for the mystery of faith. This bleak materialism has generally held sway despite revivals of medieval thinking, but now seems to be in its death throes as its bogus promise of an earthly utopia has been exposed. Throughout this time, the legends were reduced to trite though popular tales of military daring- do with little concern for the Christian allegories that united them by a common bond.

Aquilina and Bailey also explore the role of the Protestant Reformation played in the dissolution of the medieval view. Though some of the early Protestants might be considered anti-modern as individuals, their rejection of tradition, methods of Scriptural interpretation, and rejection (in varying degrees) of the reality of the Sacraments allowed the modernist camel into the ecclesial tent. The end result now is revealed in the often modernist-to-the-core world of American Evangelicalism.

It would be a mistake to think that The Grail Code is only about refuting Dan Brown. In a sense, it does that of course, but Brown's brand of silliness barely makes an appearance in the book. Instead, this book should be seen in the same light as its subject matter - when all is said and done, the message is that our quest is only satisfied in the presence of the Creator.
Sardleem
Although the introduction, chapter 1, and the afterword deal with modern focus on the Holy Grail, The Grail Code is much more vibrant in the chapters that deal with how the legend of the Holy Grail came to flourish and grow, than in those brief passages.

Starting with the history and legends surrounding Joseph of Arimathea and King Arthur, and detailing the bardic traditions of idealizing romantic and courtly love, Aquilina spells out, step by step, how what basically started as a 'pop fiction romance' grew to be the obsession we experience today.

What Aquilina considers to be the true meaning of the obsession with the Grail--the need to experience the Real Presence of Christ, Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity, in the Eucharist as celebrated in the Catholic Church--is also emphasized. Non-Catholics will probably not agree with his theology, but don't let that stop you from experiencing this amazing literary history.

Warning: The Grail Code may turn out to be just the beginning of your quest--you'll need access to a well-stocked library to read all the interesting books (including translations of all the various 'original' versions of the Grail and Arthur legends) mentioned in the selected bibliography--and after finishing The Grail Code, you'll want to read them.
Akinonris
I was expecting an off-hand refutation of the Dan Brown et al. craziness re: the Holy Grail. What I got was a thoughtful look at the origins and development of the grail legend coupled with a spiritual insightfulness that makes this book all the more rewarding. Mike Aquilina always excels at guiding his reader to the essentials in a way that conveys information and holds attention. In this work, he manages that while adding a layer of playful humor throughout.
Drelalen
This fascinating detective story shows us the quest for the Holy Grail and the meaning the quest continues to have. The book is an exploration into the real history surrounding the quest for the Grail. The book includes an in-depth look at the Arthurian Romances and shows us why we are still creating Grail romances today. This book is a very readable and enjoyable romp. Have your own Grail Quest today!
Voodoozragore
"The Grail Code" by Mike Aquilina and Christopher Bailey is an excellent introduction to the medieval grail legends, tracing their development from Joseph of Arimathea to King Arthur to the Nazis. It refers only in passing to the various conspiracy theories (particularly the one associated with "The DaVinci Code"). It will whet your appetite for Walter Map and give you a good framework in which to read Tennyson and Malory. And, more importantly, it will point you to the true nature of the quest: the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist. If you are bored with conspiracy theories yet find the Grail legends compelling this book is a good place to start your quest.
Wilalmaine
Great read!