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Prologue: Prologue: In the Beginning

G. Ronald Murphy

in Gemstone of Paradise

Published in print August 2006 | ISBN: 9780195306392
Published online September 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780199785025 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195306392.003.0001
Prologue: Prologue: In the Beginning

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This chapter begins with a brief discussion of the earliest written accounts about the Grail. It then lays out the theoretical foundations of this book. The first is to address the question of the nature and profound meaning of the stone that Wolfram calls the Grail within Parzival, and the second is to approach the challenging mystery of whether or not Wolfram's actual stone Grail could still exist and be found.

Keywords: Grail; Wolfram von Eschenbach; Parzival; written accounts

Chapter.  6966 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Religious Studies

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