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Read two talks I have given based on the resources found below: Da Vinci Code: Fact or Fiction? and Who is Mary Magdalene?
Also see my page of resources and reviews for Angels and Demons
Sandra Miesel "Dismantling The Da Vinci Code" Crisis Magazine, Sept. 1, 2003
Sandra is a Catholic, journalist, medievalist and an authority on esoteric groups and beliefs.
|Carl E. Olson|
Book: The Da Vinci Hoax: Exposing the Errors of The Da Vinci Code by Carl E. Olson and Sandra Meisel
Author of "Will Catholics Be "Left Behind"? A Catholic Critique of the Rapture and Today's Prophecy Preachers
"Cracking the Anti-Catholic Code", Envoy Magazine
The Da Vinci Hoax speech
The Truth Behind "The Da Vinci Code" Interview with Zenit.org
News Analysis of the Nov. 3rd, 2003 ABC news special "Jesus, Mary and Da Vinci", National Catholic Register, November 16-22, 2003
A Catholic Response Pamphlet: The facts behind the fiction from Our Sunday Vistor
Read her articles on "The Da Vinci Code"
The Da Vinci Fallacy interview with Zenit.org
Our Sunday Visitor - osv.com has many other great resourses including:
A free broucure: A Catholic Response: The DaVinci Code
Book: The Da Vinci Deception by Ted Sri, Mark Shea, and others
Read an Interview with Mark Shea: Dissecting "The Da Vinci Code" from Zenit, Feb 23, 2006
Steven Kellmeyer has a good book: Fact and Fiction in the Da Vinci Code also available in a Free PDF Version
And an excellent Audio Presentaion (Free MP3)
See also his excellent site on Scriptural Catholicism
Cracking The Da Vinci Code Catholic Answers Special Report 2004
JesusDecoded.com - U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops - March 9, 2005
U.S. Catholic Bishops offer accurate information on the life of Jesus and the origins of Christianity - see Press Release
History vs The Da Vinci Code
A site which desire to examine the TDVC from a historical perspective, not a religious one. (Yes, even atheists are opposed to its rewriting of history.)
See this Chapter by Chapter Guide
Rev. T. G. Morrow, STD The Da Vinci Code: A Critique Catholic Faith Alive 2005
Bishop Robert C. Morlino - The Da Vinci Code: Serious cautions about this book , December 18, 2003
Michael S. Brown "The greatest story ever sold" The American Conservative, October 6, 2003
A review done by the author of four Catholic books, including the NY Times bestseller Goodbye, GoodMen.
The Da Vinci Code and The New Evangelisation Editors, FAITH Magazine, May-June 2006
http://www.faith.org.uk/Publications/Magazines/May06/TheDaVinciCodeAndTheNewEvangelisation.html (or PDF Version
Joe Carola SJ Irenaeus Adversus The Da Vinci Code FAITH Magazine, May-June 2006
The Faith Movement is taking off in Britain. You can see why with good articles like these.
Massimo Introvigne The Da Vinci Code FAQ, or Will the Real Priory of Sion Please Stand Up? Center for Studies on New Religions
Interview on the historical errors of "The Da Vinci Code" by this author of an upcoming book (in Italian) on the topic
Leadership U - The Da Vinci Code: Of Magdalene, Gnostics, the Goddess and the Grail
Note the long list of other resources at the end of this article, including topics on the Bible, the Jesus Seminar, and the Bible Code.
Ben Witherington III, Bible scholar
Mary, Mary, Extraordinary - http://www.leaderu.com/theology/maryandjesus.html
Catholic Enquiry Office (London)
Web page filled with information about the real St. Mary Magdalene
www.CatholicCompany.com has many books, resources and CDs for sale.
Jim Snapp The Da Vinci Code - Seriously? Feb. 7, 2004
The Da Vinci Code: Criticism and Commentary
http://www.ratzingerfanclub.com/da_vinci_code/ - Links to numerous websites, articles, blogs and resources.
Collin Hansen "Breaking The Da Vinci Code" Christianity Today, Nov. 7, 2003
http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2003/novemberweb-only/11-3-52.0.html - So the divine Jesus and infallible Word emerged out of a fourth-century power-play? Get real.
See other articles from Christianity Today On the DVC Book and On the DVC Movie
Charles Colson, "The Da Vinci Conspiracy: Distinguishing Fact from Fiction" January 20, 2004 Breakpoint Commentary
Chuck Colson, The Da Vinci Hoax: A Tour de Distortion March 8, 2006
He also includes links to other articles and books
Father Andrew Greeley "DaVinci Code is more fantasy than fact" National Catholic Reporter, Oct. 3, 2003
Although his review contains some dubious statements, Father Greeley points out that the book is anti-Catholic and full of ridiculous errors, stating, "Brown knows little about Leonardo, little about the Catholic church, and little about history." He is entirely correct.
Bruce Boucher "Does The Da Vinci Code Crack Leonardo?" New York Times
An art historian demonstrates that Brown's novel is full of big holes in the art department.
Elizabeth Lev Debunking "The Da Vinci Code: Leonardo's Real Intention"
A teacher of art history analyzes da Vinci's "Last Supper" (see second part of the article).
Father Manfred Hauke "Da Vinci Code's" Devilish Gaffes Zenit Interview June 7, 2006
A response to some of the worst accusations against the Church.
Margaret M. Mitchell "Cracking the Da Vinci Code"
Associate Professor of New Testament at the University of Chicago Divinity School and the Chair of the Department of New Testament and Early Christian Literature.
Byron Barlowe, "The Da Vinci Code: Of Magdalene, Gnosticism, the Goddess and the Grail" Leadership U, Jan. 7, 2004.
"Jesus, Mary and Da Vinci: Exploring Controversial Theories about Religious Figures and the Holy Grail" ABCNews.com, Nov. 3, 2003
|Dr. Darrell Bock|
The Good News of Da Vinci Christianity Today, Jan 5, 2004.
How a ludicrous book can become an opportunity to engage the culture.
Was Jesus Married to Mary Magdalene? : A Counterpoint to 'The Da Vinci Code' ABCNews.com, November 12, 2003
Book: Breaking the Da Vinci Code (Nelson Books, 2004)
Deciphering the Da Vinci Code: A Symposium - Dr. Darrell Bock and various others
Mark L. Bailey, D. Jeffrey Bingham, and Darrell L. Bock The Implications of The Da Vinci Code Dallas Theological Seminary
Dr. James Hitchcock, "The Da Vinci Code's Shaky Foundation: Gnostic Texts," Arlington (VA) Catholic Herald, 2003
Dr. Peter Jones, Christian Witness to a Pagan Planet
Another Gospel? The Da Vinci Code Revisited
Author of Cracking DaVinci's Code by James Garlow and Peter Jones
Ronald Nash, "Was the New Testament Influenced by Pagan Religions?" Christian Research Journal, Winter 1994
Answers To The Da Vinci Code, Timothy Paul Jones, Coral Ridge Ministries
A 12 page booklet of evidence why the book is wrong. Audiotapes also available on the same page.
Cardinal Justin Rigali and Fr. Gregory Fairbanks The Truth About 'The DaVinci Code' Archdiocese of Philadelphia May 17, 2006
Several talks and articles at http://www.archdiocese-phl.org/davinci/davinci_index.htm
A 60 minute DVD which is, indeed, based on fact and which points out the errors of the "facts" presented in the The Da Vinci Code.
Rev. Thomas J. Euteneuer Da Vinci: Read Between the Lines Human Life International, March 22, 2006
45 min. audio presentation: http://www.hli.org/da_vinci_64.mp3
60 Minutes CBS News The Priory Of Sion - April 30, 2006
This investigation concludes this was not an historical 13th century secret society, but a 20th century good old-fashioned fraud.
Drew Dyck Engaging Da Vinci Code Disciples Boundless Webzine (Focus on the Family)
Brian Onken - "Holy Blood, Holy Grail"
A critical review of this book by Michael Baigent on which DVC is largely based
Eric Metaxas Screwtape On The DaVinci Code 2004
An essay in the style of C.S. Lewis
G. K. Chesterton Orthodoxy (1908)
The Catholic Response to "The DaVinci Code" - The Catholic Distance University an online seminar to respond intelligently to a number of the historical and theological errors asserted as truth in this book, as well as to other modern-day heretical challenges (e.g. New Age gnosticism).
A video by Johnnette Benkovic with Sandra Miesel: "De-Bunking the DaVinci Code" Living His Life Abundantly
More Books (I haven't read):
Nancy De Flon, John Vidmar, 101 Questions & Answers on the Da Vinci Code and the Catholic Tradition (Paulist Press, 2006) Erwin Lutzer, The Da Vinci Deception (Tyndale, 2004)
Richard Abanes, The Truth Behind the Da Vinci Code: A Challenging Response to the Bestselling Novel (Harvest House, 2004)
Hank Hanegraaff and Paul Maier, The Da Vinci Code: Fact or Fiction (Mass Market Paperback)
James Garlow and Peter Jones, Cracking Da Vinci's Code: You've Read the Fiction, Now Read the Facts (Audio book also avilable)
La estafa del Cdigo Da Vinci (tambien en formato Word y PDF).
What does Roger Ebert think about The Da Vinvi Code? Here is a statment he made in his review of "National Treasure":
"That I have read the book is not a cause for celebration. It is inelegant, pedestrian writing in service of a plot that sets up cliff-hangers like clockwork, resolves them with improbable escapes and leads us breathlessly to a disappointing anticlimax. I should read a potboiler like The Da Vinci Code every once in a while, just to remind myself that life is too short to read books like The Da Vinci Code." Ah, c'mon Roger - it's just a novel!
And from the horse's mouth:
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