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,
Darrell Bock, PhD, responds to the novelist’s claims using central
ancient texts and answers the following questions:
- Who was Mary
- Was Jesus married?
- Would Jesus being single be un-Jewish?
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?
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 distinguishes fictitious entertainment from historical
elements of the Christian faith. For by seeing these differences, one
can break the da Vinci code.
Ultimately, though, there is another code
lurking behind the pages of this novel. Most readers of the novel have
no idea that this other code is there. In fact, Bock didn’t notice it at
first himself. Breaking the da Vinci code, though, will lead readers to
discover why this novel has become something of a public phenomenon and
why the issues it raises are worthy of careful study and reflection. Download and start listening now!