DaVinci Code: Separating Fact from Fiction

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[Each part is 26 minutes long.]

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Where Did the Bible Come From? Part I

Is the Bible the Word of God, or a collection of manuscripts orchestrated by a fourth-century Roman emperor to ensure his own political survival? Many are wondering whether they’ve been told the truth about the Bible after reading the bestselling novel The Da Vinci Code. Learn more about the history of the Bible.

via DaVinci Code: Separating Fact from Fiction, Where Did the Bible Come From? Part I – Day of Discovery

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Has The Bible Been Corrupted? Part II

One of the most popular novels of all time is leading many to believe in so-called long-hidden “facts” that refute history as recorded in the Bible. Could the historical background of the novel be more reliable than the Bible? How can we separate fact from fiction when it comes to The Da Vinci Code’s story of conspiracy and cover-up? Has The Bible Been Corrupted?

via DaVinci Code: Separating Fact from Fiction, Has The Bible Been Corrupted? Part II – Day of Discovery

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Was Jesus Just a Man? Part III

The most influential person in history is Jesus of Nazareth. How has one man stood at history’s center stage for 2,000 years? Some would say it’s because of His exemplary life and wisdom. Others would say it was His miracles. And millions of Jesus’ followers would go further, pointing out that according to the New Testament this son of Mary was actually God walking among us in human form. According to The Da Vinci Code, a best-selling work of fiction, the deity of Jesus came about because of a cover up, a grand religious and political conspiracy. “Was Jesus Just A Man?”

via DaVinci Code: Separating Fact from Fiction, Was Jesus Just a Man? Part III – Day of Discovery

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The Three Marys Jesus Loved, Part IV

One of the most scandalous stories of all time is the alleged romantic relationship between Jesus and Mary Magdalene. The story has been told again through the best-selling novel The Da Vinci Code. But is this scandal credible? What we can learn from “Three Marys Jesus Loved.”

via DaVinci Code: Separating Fact from Fiction, The Three Marys Jesus Loved, Part IV – Day of Discovery

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DaVinci Code (Booklet)

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Released in March 2003, the book The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown quickly made The New York Times bestseller list. A year later, it was declared a bestseller in 100 countries, while Doubleday, its publisher, called it “the all-time bestselling adult novel.”

Why such interest? The author claims to have given the world a fictional, fact-based conspiracy theory alleging “scientific evidence that the New Testament is false testimony” (p.341).

Because a “good read” combined with bad history is not something to stake your life on, we have asked RBC research editor Dennis Fisher to help us sort out the facts from the fiction.

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via DaVinci Code (Booklet) – Day of Discovery

from the archives:

The Dawning: Christianity in the Roman Empire

What Jesus Said About Resurrection

N. T. Wright: Did Jesus Really Rise From The Dead? (2007)

The Evidence for the Existence of Jesus

Zeitgeist Refuted Final Cut

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