Critical Resources for "Angels and Demons"

By now you have probably heard of the movie or read the book "Angels and Demons" by Dan Brown. A prequel / sequel to his bestselling The Da Vinci Code, this entire book (and now movie), like the other is entirely fiction, despite any claims of the author to the contrary. Since it has raised a number of theological issues and unfortunately even caused some Catholics to question their faith, here are few resources and reviews that will help you critically read and refute the book.
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"Utter silliness" - A. O. Scott, NY Times Movie Review

Read my many resources on the: The Da Vinci Code

Recommended Resources - Ascension Press has teamed up with Mark Shea to produce a free booklet with 33 Questions & Answers that dispel the outrageous claims made in the story

Angels and Demons - Movie Review by Steven D. Greydanus (Decent
Also by Greydanus: Lies, Damned Lies and Dan Brown: Fact-checking Angels & Demons and Rome and Geneva: Religion and Science in Angels & Demons

Dan Brown and the Catholic Church - Interview with Father John Wauck ( - 5/17/09

'Angels and Demons' is harmless entertainment, Vatican newspaper says by Sarah Delaney (Catholic News Service) 5/7/09

Angels, Demons, and Modern Fantasies about Catholicism by Rev. Robert Barron of ( 5-15-09

"Angels & Demons": Spectacularly Stupid by Bill Donohue ( 5-15-09
Donahue also authored a booklet: Angels & Demons: More Demonic Than Angelic

More to Rome Than Angels and Demons By Elizabeth Lev ( - 5-14-09

And from the horse's mouth:
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