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The Da Vinci Code
Breaking The Da Vinci Code : Answers to the Questions Everybody's Asking by Darrell L. Bock, research professor of New Testament studies at the Dallas Theological Seminary
In Breaking the da Vinci Code, Darrell Bock, Ph.D., responds to the novelist’s claims using central ancient texts and answers the following questions:
Cracking Da Vinci's Code: You've Read the Fiction, Now Read the Facts by James Garlow
The Da Vinci Code Dan Brown
The Da Vinci Hoax: Exposing the Errors in The Da Vinci Code by Carl Olson and Sandra Miesel, both writing from a Catholic perspective
The Gospel Code: Novel Claims About Jesus, Mary Magdalene and Da Vinci by Ben III Witherington
The popularity of Dan Brown's novel The Da Vinci Code has caused Christian apologists to address what they consider to be its heresies and historical errors. Witherington, a New Testament scholar at Asbury Theological Seminary, intends in this volume to add his voice to the growing criticism of Brown's novel. Each chapter treats an issue—the formation of the canon, the "married Jesus" theory, etc.—and then offers a wealth of background material to support an evangelical Christian viewpoint. Drawing on his background in Christian theology and church history, Witherington explains his position in a lucid and sometimes whimsical style. He is particularly strong when exploring and explaining the processes of textual criticism and redaction, and in helping readers understand the flow of Christian history and the development of doctrine. The influence of Gnosticism, ancient and modern, likewise receives extensive treatment. The book closes with an appeal for a more rational, and less speculative, consideration of the Jesus story. Quite apart from its treatment of Brown's novel, this book is a fine exposition of mainstream evangelical teaching and merits wide readership.
Source: Publishers Weekly, quoted at Amazon.com
Secrets of the Code: The Unauthorized Guide to the Mysteries Behind The Da Vinci Code Dan Burstein, Editor
The Truth Behind The Da Vinci Code: What is Fact? What is Fiction? by Richard Abanes
The Truth About the Da Vinci Code by bestselling author Richard Abanes is a user-friendly and easy-to-understood reference source for anyone wanting to make an informed decision about the claims made in Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code. Unlike other books that may appear in response to Brown's riveting novel, Abanes' book will be concise (96-pages), inexpensive, and formated in such as way as to help Christians and non-Christians alike find the facts they need in order to form their own conclusions about the contents of Brown's volume.
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