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Title:
Breaking the Da Vinci code : answers to the questions everybody's asking
Author:
Bock, Darrell L.
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Publication Information:
Nashville : Thomas Nelson, [2004]

©2004
Physical Description:
xx, 188 pages ; 22 cm
General Note:
"Nelson Books."

"A critique of The Da Vinci code by Dan Brown"--Cover.
Language:
English
Contents:
Who was Mary Magdalene? -- Was Jesus married? -- Would being single make Jesus un-Jewish? -- Do the so-called secret, gnostic Gospels help us understand Jesus? -- How were the New Testament Gospels assembled? -- Does Mary's honored role as Apostle match the claims of the new school? -- What is the remaining relevance of The da Vinci code? -- The real Jesus code.
ISBN:
9780785260462
Format :
Book

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Summary

Many who have read the New York Times bestseller The Da Vinci Code have questions that arise from seven codes-expressed or implied-in Dan Brown's book. In Breaking the Da Vinci Code: Answers to the Questions Everyone's Asking, Darrell Bock, Ph.D., responds to the novelist's claims using central ancient texts and answers the following questions:

Who was Mary Magdalene? Was Jesus Married? Would Jesus Being Single be Un-Jewish? Do the So-Called Secret Gnostic Gospels Help Us Understand Jesus? What Is the Remaining Relevance of The Da Vinci Code?

Darrell Bock's research uncovers the origins of these codes by focusing on the 325 years immediately following the birth of Christ, for the claims of The Da Vinci Code rise or fall on the basis of things emerging from this period. Breaking the Da Vinci Code, now available in trade paper, distinguishes fictitious entertainment from historical elements of the Christian faith. For by seeing these differences, one can break the Da Vinci code.


Table of Contents

Forewordp. 9
Introductionp. 19
Code 1 Who Was Mary Magdalene?p. 31
Code 2 Was Jesus Married?p. 52
Code 3 Would Being Single Make Jesus Un-Jewish?p. 70
Code 4 Do the So-Called Secret, Gnostic Gospels Help Us Understand Jesus?p. 86
Code 5 How Were the New Testament Gospels Assembled?p. 131
Code 6 Does Mary's Honored Role As Apostle Match the Claims of the New School?p. 162
Code 7 What Is the Remaining Relevance of The Da Vinci Code?p. 193
Code 8 The Real Jesus Codep. 203
About the Authorp. 214
Acknowledgmentsp. 215
Selected Bibliographyp. 217
Glossaryp. 222