Fact and Fiction in The Da Vinci Code


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Seek the Truth. Discover the answers to over six dozen issues raised in Dan Brown's best-selling novel. Issues include: Rome and Christianity * The real Council vote on Jesus and divinity. * Why Constantine avoided the Vatican. Medieval history * Did Catholics burn five million witches? * The real history of the Knights Templar. * Why Friday the 13th is considered unlucky. * Why the Temple Church is round. * Pagan symbolism in Chartres Cathedral? Modern History * Why the copyright lawsuit matters. * What Brown gets wrong about Opus Dei. * The Secretariat Vaticana doesn't exist. * The Priory of Sion was a 1950's con game. * Where tarot cards came from. Art History * Leonardo's view of The Last Supper. * Is there a disembodied hand? * How did he view The Madonna of the Rocks? Scripture * Was Noah an albino? * Who wrote the Bible? * How many Gospels were there? * Why is the word "Jehovah" absurd? Science and Religion * Were early scientists opposed to religion? * Did Newton incur the Church's wrath? Wicca and Paganism * What is in the Gospel of Mary Magdalene? * The Chalice, the Blade, and Hieros Gamos? * Wicca has no relics. * The link between satanism and paganism. * Is Christianity built on a set of pagan fables? * Constantine's attitude toward Christianity? * Rome's attitude towards Christianity? * What is Gnosis? * Who is Baphomet? * Did Isis inspire icons of Mary and Jesus? Theology * How Dan Brown hijacked Pope John Paul II's Theology of the Body. * Why the phrases "pain is good" and "sex is dirty" are Christian heresies. * Do Catholics recieve forgiveness thru suffering or fighting a holy war? * Could Opus Dei ever become "a church unto itself"? * Why the "Q" document is an impossible fabrication. * Why the phrase "Faith is based on fabrication" is heretical. * Why the only bishop in the novel is actually a Catholic heretic. * Do Christians blame woman for the Fall? * Was there a smear campaign against Mary Magdalene? * Was Jesus married? Was Mary Magdelene his wife? * Where did Peter's authority come from? ..... and much more With graduate degrees in both European history (Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville) and theology (Franciscan University, Steubenville, OH), plus a popular book on Christian sexuality to his credit, Steve Kellmeyer is 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

Title:: Fact and Fiction in The Da Vinci Code


Categories: Catholic Studies,

Publisher: Bridegroom Press: March 2004

ISBN Number:: 0971812861

ISBN Number: 13: 9780971812864

Binding:: Paper Back

Book Condition:: New

Seller ID:: 20070607114115