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Truth and Fiction in The Da Vinci Code

Truth and Fiction in The Da Vinci Code Author Bart D. Ehrman
ISBN-10 9780199924127
Release 2006-05-18
Pages 240
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In his staggeringly popular work of fiction, Dan Brown states up front that the historical information in the The Da Vinci Code is all factually accurate. But is this claim true? As historian Bart D. Ehrman shows in this informative and witty book, The Da Vinci Code is filled with numerous historical mistakes. Did the ancient church engage in a cover-up to make the man Jesus into a divine figure? Did Emperor Constantine select for the New Testament--from some 80 contending Gospels--the only four Gospels that stressed that Jesus was divine? Was Jesus Christ married to Mary Magdalene? Did the Church suppress Gospels that told the secret of their marriage? Bart Ehrman thoroughly debunks all of these claims. But the book is not merely a laundry list of Brown's misreading of history. Throughout, Ehrman offers a wealth of fascinating background information--all historically accurate--on early Christianity. He describes, for instance, the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls ; outlines in simple terms how scholars of early Christianity determine which sources are most reliable; and explores the many other Gospels that have been found in the last half century. In his engaging book, Ehrman separates fact from fiction, the historical realities from the flights of literary fancy. Anyone who would like to know the truth about the beginnings of Christianity and the real truth behind The Da Vinci Code will find this book riveting.

The Real History Behind the Da Vinci Code

The Real History Behind the Da Vinci Code Author Sharan Newman
ISBN-10 9781101204825
Release 2005-01-04
Pages 352
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Millions have been enthralled by The Da Vinci Code's fascinating historical speculations-and the blockbuster novel's audience has also made bestsellers of several books offering to separate the facts from the fiction. This comprehensive, encyclopedic volume is written by an acclaimed medievalist-and takes an objective, history-based approach to the phenomenon and the questions it has raised. The Real History Behind the Da Vinci Code gives easy-to-find, clear answers about the people, places, and events that play roles in Dan Brown's tantalizing thriller in a lively, encyclopedic format-shedding new light on some of the deepest mysteries of the Dark Ages.

Umberto Eco The Da Vinci Code and the Intellectual in the Age of Popular Culture

Umberto Eco  The Da Vinci Code  and the Intellectual in the Age of Popular Culture Author Douglass Merrell
ISBN-10 9783319547893
Release 2017-07-02
Pages 295
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This book provides a philosophical overview of Umberto Eco's historical and cultural development as a unique, internationally recognized public intellectual who communicates his ideas to both an academic and a popular audience. It describes Eco’s intellectual development from his childhood during World War II and student involvement as a Catholic youth activist and scholar of the Middle Ages, to his early writings on the "openness" of modern works such as Joyce's Finnegans Wake. Merrell also explores Eco’s pioneering role in semiotics and his later career as a novelist.

The Da Vinci Codebreaker

The Da Vinci Codebreaker Author James L. Garlow
ISBN-10 9781441210333
Release 2006-04-01
Pages 208
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A Valuable Guide to the Errors and Omissions in the Blockbuster Novel and Film The Da Vinci Codebreaker provides answers to the questions readers most often ask about the popular novel. Included are more than 400 terms, people, locations, events, and definitions, including explanations that are historically and theologically correct--all arranged in an easy-to-use dictionary style. Ideal for Christians who want the facts and seekers who want more information about the claims of the novel and film.

Breaking the Da Vinci Code

Breaking the Da Vinci Code Author Darrell L. Bock
ISBN-10 9781418513382
Release 2004-04-19
Pages 208
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Many who have read the New York Times bestseller The Da Vinci Code have questions that arise from seven codes-expressed or implied-in Dan Brown's book. In Breaking the Da Vinci Code: Answers to the Questions Everyone's Asking, Darrell Bock, Ph.D., responds to the novelist's claims using central ancient texts and answers the following questions: Who was Mary Magdalene? Was Jesus Married? Would Jesus Being Single be Un-Jewish? Do the So-Called Secret Gnostic Gospels Help Us Understand Jesus? What Is the Remaining Relevance of The Da Vinci Code? Darrell Bock's research uncovers the origins of these codes by focusing on the 325 years immediately following the birth of Christ, for the claims of The Da Vinci Code rise or fall on the basis of things emerging from this period. Breaking the Da Vinci Code, now available in trade paper, distinguishes fictitious entertainment from historical elements of the Christian faith. For by seeing these differences, one can break the Da Vinci code.

The Da Vinci Code

The Da Vinci Code Author Dan Brown
ISBN-10 9781524715823
Release 2016-09-13
Pages 408
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Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon and French cryptologist Sophie Neveu work to solve the murder of an elderly curator of the Louvre, a case which leads to clues hidden in the works of Da Vinci and a centuries-old secret society.

Holy Blood Holy Grail

Holy Blood  Holy Grail Author Michael Baigent
ISBN-10 030742300X
Release 2007-12-18
Pages 496
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Is the traditional, accepted view of the life of Christ in some way incomplete? • Is it possible Christ did not die on the cross? • Is it possible Jesus was married, a father, and that his bloodline still exists? • Is it possible that parchments found in the South of France a century ago reveal one of the best-kept secrets of Christendom? • Is it possible that these parchments contain the very heart of the mystery of the Holy Grail? According to the authors of this extraordinarily provocative, meticulously researched book, not only are these things possible — they are probably true! so revolutionary, so original, so convincing, that the most faithful Christians will be moved; here is the book that has sparked worldwide controversey. "Enough to seriously challenge many traditional Christian beliefs, if not alter them." — Los Angeles Times Book Review "Like Chariots of the Gods?...the plot has all the elements of an international thriller." — Newsweek From the Paperback edition.

Fact and Fiction in the Da Vinci Code

Fact and Fiction in the Da Vinci Code Author Steve Kellmeyer
ISBN-10 0971812861
Release 2004
Pages 96
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With graduate degrees in both European history and theology, plus the popular book on Christian sexuality "Sex and the Sacred City" to his credit, Steve Kellmeyer is very admirably suited to weigh the claims made in The Da Vinci Code against the historical and theological evidence. Join him as he works page by page through the novel, highlighting the fact and the fiction.

Beyond the Da Vinci Code the true meeting with God

Beyond the Da Vinci Code  the true meeting with God Author Antoine
ISBN-10 9788827597538
Release 2018-03-01
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"...with my death, the Earth and every star in the universe died as well: it was the end of the world, the Big-Bang." With the book "Following the Da Vinci Code" I wish to subvert the way religion is usually interpreted and make it so the truth about religion is known. "After having discovered that Jesus blood still courses through people's veins, I start having a strange feeling, as if my secret was discovered and the world was out to get me.." Picking up from the ending of Dan Brown's best seller "The Da Vinci Code", in which the author speaks of the Messiah's descendants, I've written a funny, innovative sequel, one not to be missed, written by the hand of the one who has been in contact with the True God for the most time, me! From "": "Antoine, with his thought provoking theories, manages to make many a reader sneer, as he explains in his book "Following the Da Vinci Code" how Jesus descendants are among us and how the political class knows this and hides it for their own gain, by telling us that God exists and that the Big Bang did not create anything. The reader shall surely be curious about the conclusions to which Antoine arrives in his book "Following the Da Vinci Code". Such a thing we cannot reveal here, but we can drop some hints: "My vision of the universe is endless and infinite, and one day I wish for each and every one of you to be immortal deities."

The Da Vinci Code in the Academy

The Da Vinci Code in the Academy Author Bradley Bowers
ISBN-10 9781443807951
Release 2009-03-26
Pages 111
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As millions of readers worldwide react to Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code, so do many scholars. The novel has become a proxy debate for two compelling scholarly and social issues of our time: the feminist/post-feminist challenge to patriarchal authority; and the textual construction of meaning and value. Presenting the feminine as both dominant and sacred brings attention to every text which argues for dominance or divinity. Traditional scholars are being challenged to defend their disciplines and practices, to reassert the authority of their knowledge base. Postmodern scholars are finding an opportunity to explain to the world at large how texts construct meaning and maintain power structures. These essays examine resistance to the sacred feminine in religious, cultural, and literary histories. Robert Davis explores the return of the goddess to academic and popular discussions. Deanna Thompson examines the apocryphal evidence brought into the debate by the novel. Rachel Wagner looks at the larger issue of postmodern textual authority, and how Brown’s novel has brought Biblical interpretation to popular awareness. Arlette Poland reviews current feminist and academic thinking on textual versus spiritual authority regarding the feminine divine. Other essays identify the elusive and misunderstood sacred feminine in religion and literature; in church teachings and practices; in the variant Grail stories; in the mystery genre itself. Together, these essays place the reaction to these issues into broader social and contemporary contexts.

Jesus Christ the Counterfeit Christian Messiah Incorporating What Really Happened in the Garden of Eden and God Genes and Evil

Jesus Christ the Counterfeit Christian Messiah   Incorporating  What Really Happened in the Garden of Eden  and God  Genes and Evil Author Lionel Attwell
ISBN-10 9781847998637
Release 2007-08-01
Pages 320
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Lionel Attwell, a former highly successful national newspaper reporter, spent seven years investigating the Christian Church and discovered that it was built on a premeditated perversion of the original Hebrew/Greek Scriptures ingeniously mutated to fit its warped agenda and erroneous doctrines. In the process it created a pagan counterfeit Christianized Messiah. His research also reveals the incredible events which actually occured in the Garden of Eden: the forbidden fruit was a narcotic and aphrodisiac; when "high" Eve was seduced by Satan and gave birth to a child with mutated genes subsequently inherited by the whole of mankind. He also explains the causes of human disasters and suffering. This book will change your life.

The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Bible

The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Bible Author Robert J. Hutchinson
ISBN-10 9781596985209
Release 2007-09-18
Pages 262
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Defends the reliability of the Bible and argues that it is the source of Western ideas of charity, justice, reason, science, and democracy.

Digital Fortress

Digital Fortress Author Dan Brown
ISBN-10 1429902302
Release 2007-04-01
Pages 384
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Before the multi-million, runaway bestseller The Da Vinci Code, Dan Brown set his razor-sharp research and storytelling skills on the most powerful intelligence organization on earth--the National Security Agency (NSA)--in this thrilling novel, Digital Fortress. When the NSA's invincible code-breaking machine encounters a mysterious code it cannot break, the agency calls its head cryptographer, Susan Fletcher, a brilliant and beautiful mathematician. What she uncovers sends shock waves through the corridors of power. The NSA is being held hostage...not by guns or bombs, but by a code so ingeniously complex that if released it would cripple U.S. intelligence. Caught in an accelerating tempest of secrecy and lies, Susan Fletcher battles to save the agency she believes in. Betrayed on all sides, she finds herself fighting not only for her country but for her life, and in the end, for the life of the man she loves. From the underground hallways of power to the skyscrapers of Tokyo to the towering cathedrals of Spain, a desperate race unfolds. It is a battle for survival--a crucial bid to destroy a creation of inconceivable impregnable code-writing formula that threatens to obliterate the post-cold war balance of power. Forever.


Origin Author Dan Brown
ISBN-10 9780385542692
Release 2017-10-03
Pages 480
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Origin has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Origin also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Origin book for free.

Guide to the Da Vinci Code

Guide to the Da Vinci Code Author Jennifer Paull
ISBN-10 140001672X
Release 2006-03-28
Pages 253
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Complemented by full-color photographs, maps, and floorplans, a traveler's guide to Dan Brown's best-selling novel explores the locations, historic events, landmarks, people, and places found in The Da Vinci Code, following protagonists Robert Langdon and Sophie Neveu as they seek to unravel the truth behind the mysteries. Original. 150,000 first printing.

The Last Chapter of the Symphony of Existence

The Last Chapter of the Symphony of Existence Author M. E. Isma'eel
ISBN-10 1477234055
Release 2012-10-30
Pages 172
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Einstein’s famous dictum: “Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.” Also, Einstein had said earlier in his life, “I am not interested in this phenomenon or that phenomenon, I was to know God’s thoughts—the rest are mere details.” However, Einstein completely failed to link science with religion and miserably failed to know anything about God’s thoughts, hence this book, which introduces the link between science and religion and fully explains God’s thoughts. It also finishes Einstein’s “unfinished symphony.” The book defines, for the first time, the concept of the paradigm shift in the religious model, which necessitates the scientific proof for the religious case. It answers most of the big questions that baffle humanity and answers the question, Who is God? It categorically rejects the “faith of animal,” gives the necessary and sufficient proof to the correct faith in the true God, and defines very clearly the destiny of mankind. It also defines the true path of salvation to mankind based on contemporary science and technology. This leads mankind to fulfill the objectives of their creation and leads them to the promising eternal life of happiness and to help spread peace on earth. The book explains the reasons why it is considered the scientific version of the Da Vinci Code movie. It also ends with a concept about the end of history, more general and more comprehensive than that given by Francis Fukuyama in his book The End of History and the Last Man. It also ends with the meaning of the harmony and reconciliation of civilizations. Contrary to the theory of Samuel P. Huntington, presented in the book is the clash of civilizations. That emphasized the destruction of human civilizations.

Woman s Worth A

Woman s Worth  A Author Maggy Whitehouse
ISBN-10 9781780998343
Release 2013-07-26
Pages 209
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This book offers a stunningly new interpretation of the role of the women in the Hebrew Testament. Using the Judaic mysticism of the time it represents them as aspects of the Divine Feminine — the Creatrix of the World. The lives of the Matriarchs and Heroines of the Bible viewed through the eyes of mystic and bible historian, Rev. Maggy Whitehouse, outlines the development of the feminine aspect of the human soul. This reveals the women as archetypes as relevant to us today as to the Jews and Christians 2000 years ago.