Thursday, August 11, 2005

Christianity Today's Da Vinci Code Special Section

Christianity Today's Da Vinci Code Special Section

As long as readers take novelist Dan Brown at his word when he claims to be purveying historical fact in The Da Vinci Code, we'll keep separating fact from fiction.

Perhaps you've heard of Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code. This fictional thriller, which supposes a marriage between Jesus and Mary Magdalene that produced a royal bloodline in France, has captured the coveted number one sales ranking at, camped out for 47 weeks on the New York Times Best-Seller List, and inspired a one-hour ABC News special. Along the way, it has sparked debates about the legitimacy of Western and Christian history.

While the ABC News feature focused on Brown's fascination with an alleged marriage between Jesus and Mary Magdalene, The Da Vinci Code contains many more (equally dubious) claims about Christianity's historic origins and theological development. The central claim Brown's novel makes about Christianity is that 'almost everything our fathers taught us about Christ is false.'

Christian History and Christianity Today magazines have covered the subject widely, and we've compiled the articles below."

Read the articles here


jacksons said...

I am excited and waiting to see Dr. David in action.

The Hedonese said...

Hopefully we can respond sensibly to the movie next summer by not appearing to be angry and flustered... but a legion of Christians ready and able to CALMLY explain their faith and point out the fiction from the facts to those who ask..

We can turn this phenomenon around and use the interest generated as an opportunity to engage culture and to WITNESS :)

May the Lord help us!