The Gospel Code

Novel Claims About Jesus, Mary Magdalene and Da Vinci

Author: Ben Witherington

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 9780830832675

Category: Religion

Page: 208

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A New Testament scholar refutes claims in "The Da Vinci Code" that the Church has suppressed secret knowledge about Jesus, and offers an assessment of what can be known about Jesus, Mary Magdalene, and early Christian writings.

The Christ Enigma - The Jesus Myth and the Gospel Code

Author: James Lynn Page

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1291569324

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

View: 6677


Everything you think you know about Jesus is wrong! The Christ Enigma looks at the findings of serious scholars and archaeologists who have shown that the Greatest Story Ever Told is the stuff of myth. There never was any Mary and Joseph, birth in Bethlehem, Sermon on the Mount, Last Supper or Crucifixion in Jerusalem. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. What if Jesus himself never really walked the sands of Palestine? What evidence exists for this? In the Christ Enigma you’ll discover: * How the Turin Shroud was really made * The real story of the Twelve Disciples * The real facts about Mary Magdalene * Why Nazareth didn't exist during Jesus’ lifetime * The real truth behind Christ’s Crucifixion and Resurrection * How the Church conceals the facts about real Christianity to this day So why did Matthew, Mark, Luke and John write the Gospels? Well, they're much more than the life-story of the Man From Nazareth. It’s all explained here in The Christ Enigma – Did Jesus Really Exist?

The Gospel According to the Da Vinci Code

The Truth Behind the Writings of Dan Brown

Author: Kenneth Boa,John Alan Turner

Publisher: B&H Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780805441901

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 164

View: 336


Examines the misconceptions about early Christianity throughout "The Da Vinci Code" and discusses the worldview presented in the novel, as well as Dan Brown's other writings, and how modern Christianity can respond to it.

The God Tube

Uncovering the Hidden Spiritual Message in Pop Culture

Author: James M. Lawler

Publisher: Open Court Publishing

ISBN: 0812696484

Category: Philosophy

Page: 298

View: 949


"Explores philosophical and religious themes in popular films and television shows"--Provided by publisher.

Gospel Themes

Author: Elder Orson F. Whitney

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3732655431

Category: Fiction

Page: 184

View: 5594


Reproduction of the original: Gospel Themes by Elder Orson F. Whitney

Truth and Fiction in The Da Vinci Code

A Historian Reveals What We Really Know about Jesus, Mary Magdalene, and Constantine

Author: Bart D. Ehrman

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199924120

Category: History

Page: 240

View: 8784


In his staggeringly popular work of fiction, Dan Brown states up front that the historical information in the The Da Vinci Code is all factually accurate. But is this claim true? As historian Bart D. Ehrman shows in this informative and witty book, The Da Vinci Code is filled with numerous historical mistakes. Did the ancient church engage in a cover-up to make the man Jesus into a divine figure? Did Emperor Constantine select for the New Testament--from some 80 contending Gospels--the only four Gospels that stressed that Jesus was divine? Was Jesus Christ married to Mary Magdalene? Did the Church suppress Gospels that told the secret of their marriage? Bart Ehrman thoroughly debunks all of these claims. But the book is not merely a laundry list of Brown's misreading of history. Throughout, Ehrman offers a wealth of fascinating background information--all historically accurate--on early Christianity. He describes, for instance, the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls ; outlines in simple terms how scholars of early Christianity determine which sources are most reliable; and explores the many other Gospels that have been found in the last half century. In his engaging book, Ehrman separates fact from fiction, the historical realities from the flights of literary fancy. Anyone who would like to know the truth about the beginnings of Christianity and the real truth behind The Da Vinci Code will find this book riveting.

Jesus Tried and True

Why the Four Canonical Gospels Provide the Best Picture of Jesus

Author: H. H. Drake Williams

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1621896374

Category: Religion

Page: 190

View: 6760


Are the gospels found within the New Testament superior to others? Has the church unfairly chosen Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John while leaving out many others? Are there truly lost Christianities that would enrich our understanding of Jesus? Would modern-day seekers as well as followers of Jesus be better served by including gospels outside of the New Testament in their understanding of Jesus? Jesus Tried and True answers these questions by examining the date, source, and reception of the canonical gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John and then comparing this data with the other gospels. It assesses this information by looking within these gospels and also evaluating early church history, examining the writings of early church writers such as Papias, Ignatius of Antioch, Justin Martyr, Irenaeus, and Eusebius. It then compares these findings with the date, source, and reception of the non-canonical gospels that have received the most attention lately such as the Gospel of Thomas, Gospel of Mary, Gospel of Judas, Gospel of Philip, and Gospel of Peter. There is also a brief survey of thirteen of the most important non-canonical gospels. The survey provides an opinion on the dependence of these upon the gospels within the New Testament. Jesus Tried and True affirms the superiority of the New Testament gospels. It concludes by addressing whether non-canonical gospels are lost Christianities and also whether the designation apocryphal is appropriate for other gospels.

Exploring the Da Vinci Code

Investigating the Issues Raised by the Book and Movie

Author: Lee Strobel,Garry D. Poole

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310867274

Category: Religion

Page: 112

View: 5216


Exploring the Da Vinci Code takes you on a fascinating journey to London, Paris, and California with Lee Strobel and Garry Poole as they investigate the claims made by Dan Brown in his novel, The Da Vinci Code. It provides quick, straightforward answers to the most troubling aspects of the popular novel and major motion picture, which is scheduled to release in theatres May 19, 2006. This outreach book is designed so readers can give multiple copies to friends, family, coworkers—anyone who may be struggling with the misconceptions fostered by The Da Vinci Code. Exploring the Da Vinci Code is not to be confused with Zondervan’s DVD Group discussion resource, Discussing the Da Vinci Code. The latter links a DVD to a group discussion guide and equips group members to personally combat the misunderstandings that many readers of The Da Vinci Code have.

The Da Vinci Code

A Response

Author: Nicky Gumbel

Publisher: Alpha International

ISBN: 9781904074816

Category: Christianity

Page: 58

View: 7871


What is The Da Vinci Code about? What does Dan Brown himself believe? Is there any evidence that Jesus married Mary Magdalene? Did an earlier form of Christianity exist? Where does the truth lie? In this short response Nicky Gumbel addresses these and other questions raised by the bestselling hardback fiction book of all time.

The Michelangelo Code

Author: Nazehran Jose Ahmad

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1496987454

Category: Religion

Page: 448

View: 1612


When the chief prefect of archives is found mysteriously murdered in the Vatican Secret Archives, it unleashes a secret that has been safely buried for two thousand years. But a question arises from the dead: the victim was a follower of the long-lost religious group, the Cathars, a group of Medieval Christians who believes they were the heirs of the original teaching of Jesus. A renowned Daily Telegraph journalist, Jessica Keith, is assigned to cover the mysterious murder. Something unexpected happens when she meets a British numerologist, Professor Aaron Barone at a seminar in the University of London. They suddenly become fugitives when another murder takes place at his home in Hampstead. The church is trying to cover up the murder to keep their interests guarded. But the utmost of all secrets cannot be kept forever. Another secret is uncovered by the amateur art lover, Jacob Walmer. It lays embedded in the work of Michelangelo on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, in The Last Judgment. But it is not a discovery that the world wants to hear about. It is a secret that the church wants to bury forever, before it becomes a dark history in the modern Christian era. How will Professor Aaron correlate to the mysterious murder? What about Jacob’s attempt to solve the well-guarded puzzle in history? Will Jessica succeed in exposing the truth of her religion to the world?