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Jesus Christ: What Does the DaVinci Code Provide?

Jesus Christ: What Does the DaVinci Code Provide?

The best selling novel, Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown, has raised numerous questions about Jesus of Nazareth–Jesus Christ the Son of God– the story of the making of the New Testament and of the rise of the early Christian Church. Both conservative and liberal New Testament scholars have read carefully and published extensive critiques of the Da Vinci Code’s historical claims. They have universally observed that there is nothing new in the novel and that virtually all claims about Jesus Christ, the New Testament and the early Christian Church are based on previous theories. Where the author borrowed ideas and or adapted them, most scholars have noted that Brown more often than not, gets the facts wrong about these important stories and therefore puts forth unsubstantiated conclusions of the past as though they were “gospel truths.” In the final analysis, the novel does not help the reader reconstruct the story of Jesus Christ, the New Testament or the rise of... Read the rest of this entry »