Saturday, July 14, 2012

Truth and Fiction in The DaVinci Code by Bart D. Ehrman

Truth and Fiction in The Da Vinci Code: A Historian Reveals What We Really Know about Jesus, Mary Magdalene & Constantine
I think this is a nice short sample of Ehrman's writing for those who have not read his longer books. It is a bit more interesting and fun of a read than his other books (which I have not read because I found them rather boring) since he takes apart the biblical references from the DaVinci Code and refers to the story throughout his book. Bart sets the record straight and explains, as a historian, that most of the controversial "biblical facts" from the DaVinci code are not really factual, but rather come from the fertile imagination of Dan Brown, who skillfully mixes fact with fiction in the book, The DaVinci Code. He does not address the art works or other parts of the DaVinci Code, merely the biblical references. This is a short, quick read and a nice introduction to Ehrman's point of view and his writing

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