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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 ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2004.
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A biblical historian examines the history of the early Christian church that forms the background for "The Da Vinci Code," pointing out inaccuracies in the novel and providing an introduction to biblical scholarship.
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Ehrman, Bart D.
Truth and fiction in The Da Vinci code.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2004
(OCoLC)608483277
Named Person: Dan Brown; Constantine, Emperor of Rome; Constantine, Emperor of Rome; Mary Magdalene, Saint; Jesus Christ; Dan Brown; Constantine, Emperor of Rome; Jesus Christ.; Mary Magdalene, Saint.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bart D Ehrman
ISBN: 0195181409 9780195181401 0195307135 9780195307139
OCLC Number: 56058072
Description: xxiv, 207 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: pt. 1. The Emperor Constantine, the New Testament, and the other Gospels. The role of Constantine in early Christianity --
The discoveries of the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Nag Hammadi Library --
The other Gospels --
Constantine and the formation of the New Testament canon --
pt. 2. Jesus and Mary Magdalene. The historical sources for Jesus --
The historical Jesus of our sources --
Jesus, Mary Magdalene, and marriage --
The feminine in early Christianity.
Responsibility: Bart D. Ehrman.
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Presents an appraisal of some of the claims that are directly made or are embedded in the successful work of popular fiction by Dan Brown, "The Da Vinci Code". This wok discusses the historical truth  Read more...

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"A very readable treatment of some very difficult themes."--Publishers Weekly"No less interesting than the book it is responding to.... An enjoyable and very accessible tour of a complex subject, Read more...

 
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