Thursday, September 23, 2004

A detailed review of The Da Vinci Code

by Craig Blomberg at Denver Seminary.

"The most important word in this entire book is the noun in the subtitle; this is a 'novel'-a work of fiction. That is important to remember, especially after the statements on page 1, which move the work slightly into the arena of historical fiction, but only slightly. It is true that there are such organizations as the Priory of Sion and Opus Dei. It is true that the author has worked hard to describe accurately the contemporary European locations, including city layouts, buildings, and artwork, in which the plot is set. The statement that 'all descriptions of . . . documents. . .in this novel are accurate' is, however, highly inaccurate!"

Dennis Prager has put it something like this: Anyone whose faith in Christ is shaken by the Da Vinci Code, must not have a solid intellectual foundation for their faith.

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