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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (324 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Bart D. Ehrman Narrator: Bart D. Ehrman Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2004 ISBN: 9781449813154
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Dan Brown’s immensely popular New York Times bestselling The Da Vinci Code is one of the most successful books of modern history. It has captivated millions the world over with its enthralling suspense and its provocative questions about the true nature of Jesus’ life. But is there any truth to this clever work of fiction? Brown makes the extraordinary claim that all the historical information in his book is factually true. Historian Bart D. Ehrman, an authority on Jesus and the early Church, reveals that Brown’s book is actually riddled with historical errors. In witty fashion, Ehrman separates fact from fiction, delivering the truth behind the code. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Richard Harden | 2/19/2014

    " This book was my introduction to the works of Professor Ehrman. I have since read several more of his works, always with soul-searching, but always with great intellectual and religious growth. I picked up this book thinking it would be the religious attack on Dan Brown's work that I had come to distrust and revile, and found that while it exposed many of the author's errors, it did so in a way that I could respect and, more importantly, that I could learn from. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Liz Miller | 1/12/2014

    " This was surprisingly easy to read and fast-paced. It reminded me that I do enjoy learning about history. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michele | 1/4/2014

    " Very interesting information from a Biblical Scholarship position. He brings to light the error's of the Da Vinci Code from academic level not a religious one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Annie | 12/31/2013

    " It was nice to see a rebuttal that used so many translated primary sources. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jean | 12/31/2013

    " I have enjoyed reading each one of Bart Ehrman's books. His qualifications to teach the bible are impressive and it shows. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sheepngoat1 | 11/7/2013

    " A concise overview of pertinent developments of xian thought regarding Jesus humanity and divinity. Ehrman wisely excercizes caution in his treatment of Jesus and women in the historical context. He may lean a bit to heavily on his own conclusions regarding Jesus' apocalyptic worldview. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tresuiri | 9/28/2013

    " A good follow up to the DA Vinci Code to separate out the fact from historical fiction. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steve Roman | 9/20/2013

    " Was an exceptional overview of Biblical history along with an expose' of the questionable facts that The Da Vinci Code was based on "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Paul | 10/17/2012

    " kinda bored with the whole fact/fiction thing about this book. Brown writes fiction...but what a genius who can write fiction and make people believe its fact. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Greg | 9/17/2012

    " Interesting book about where Dan Brown's book got it wrong and what ideas are supported by scholarly research. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Everton Patterson | 7/26/2012

    " Loved this book. A biblical scholar and expert on early Christianity, Ehrman provides a knowledgeable and credible analysis of the documentary evidence for claims made in The Da Vinci Code. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mike Lorenzetti | 7/14/2012

    " The Da Vinci code did not shake my view of Christianity, but this book did. He refutes some details of how men decided what would go in the new testament and what would be omitted, but not the fact that it happened that way. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alissa | 12/1/2011

    " Dry, but the real deal. Worth the read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 2/13/2011

    " Nice introduction into what really is true in early Christianity (at least what is accepted today as what happened). The book isn't long enough to give a lot of detail, but does give you the basics of what you need to know if you want to know the accepted truth. It made me want to read even more. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Everton | 12/12/2009

    " Loved this book. A biblical scholar and expert on early Christianity, Ehrman provides a knowledgeable and credible analysis of the documentary evidence for claims made in The Da Vinci Code. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sheepngoat1 | 8/17/2009

    " A concise overview of pertinent developments of xian thought regarding Jesus humanity and divinity. Ehrman wisely excercizes caution in his treatment of Jesus and women in the historical context. He may lean a bit to heavily on his own conclusions regarding Jesus' apocalyptic worldview. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Natalie | 3/15/2009

    " Very informative. This is a historical perspective on the New Testament. For a religious take, look elsewhere, but all-in-all, an invaluable companion to the study of the bible. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alissa | 11/7/2008

    " Dry, but the real deal. Worth the read. "

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About the Author
Author Bart D. Ehrman

Bart D. Ehrman is the James A. Gray Distinguished Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In 1988, after four years of teaching at Rutgers University, he came to Chapel Hill, where he has served as both the Director of Graduate Studies and the Chair of the Department of Religious Studies. Among his fields of scholarly expertise are the historical Jesus, the early Christian apocrypha, the apostolic fathers, and the manuscript tradition of the New Testament. He has published extensively in these fields, having written or edited over twenty books, numerous scholarly articles, and dozens of book reviews. Professor Ehrman is married with two children, a daughter and a son, and lives in Durham, North Carolina.