Saturday, January 01, 2005

The Da Vinci Code

As I had earlier indicated, I finished this entertaining book a couple of days ago and I'm going to enjoy researching it. I decided I needed to read this after 1) I started getting questions on the book at both church and work and 2) when I learned that Tom Hanks is going to star in the movie coming out based on the book and realized the questions are just going to continue. Ron Howard (Apollo 13, A Beautiful Mind) will be directing and the screenplay will be written by Akiva Goldsmith who penned I, Robot, A Beautiful Mind, A Time to Kill, among others.

Tonight I purchased

Truth and Fiction in the Da Vinci Code: A Historian Reveals What We Really Know about Jesus, Mary Magdalene, and Constantine

which was written by Dr Bart D Ehrman who is the James A. Gray Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


Dr. Ben Witherington III's book The Gospel Code: Novel Claims About Jesus, Mary Magdalene and Da Vinci.

Dr. Witherington is Professor of New Testament at Asbury Theological Seminary

and look forward to diving into all this a bit more deeply.

Leadership University has also accumulated a number of articles on the DaVinci Code here for those of you who don't run to at the first hint of controversy.



jason said...

When I read Davinci over the summer I never imagined a Tom Hanks like Robert Langdon. Hmmm....will be interesting to see him in the movie.

I read DaVinci like lightning, but having taken some New Testament "reliability" coursework, it was hard to get excited about Brown's Mary Magdalene hypothesis.

Malnurtured Snay said...

The research Dan Brown used for the DaVinci Code was taken from the book "Holy Blood, Holy Grail" by Michael Baigent, Richard Leigh & Henry Lincoln. It should also be noted that those three are suing Dan Brown for plagirism:

Mark Greer said...

Hi there, thanks for your resources about the Da Vinci Code. I've just published a short article about the book. Go here to read it.