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Fact and Fiction in the Da Vinci Code


Addresses 72 different issues raised by the bestselling novel The Da Vinci Code, including:

  • A discussion of how Dan Brown hijacked Pope John Paul II's Theology of the Body to forward his own pagan agenda,
  • Correct interpretation of The Last Supper and The Madonna of the Rocks,
  • Where the Mona Lisa’s name really comes from,
  • What Catholic elements make the book so popular?
  • Why is the copyright suit against Dan Brown critically important?
  • Why is the phrase "pain is good" a heresy?
  • What is the significance of the symbolism in Chartres Cathedral?
  • Can we receive absolution through suffering?
  • Do Catholics ever fight holy war?
  • Why is the phrase "the relics of Wicca" a contradiction in terms?
  • What does Dan Brown get wrong about Opus Dei?
  • What is the link between devil worship and paganism?
  • Is there a link between Olympic games and the pentacle?
  • What are the facts concerning Leonardo da Vinci’s life?
  • What is the history of tarot cards?
  • Why does Dan Brown get information on early scientists wrong?
  • What is the significance of the number Phi?
  • What is the Priory of Sion?
  • What is the mystery in the Mona Lisa?
  • What is the truth about the medieval witch trials?
  • Why is the phrase “Sex is dirty “ a heresy?
  • Why is Brown’s interpretation of The Madonna of the Rocks wrong?
  • What does he get wrong about Vatican II?
  • Why is the only bishop in the novel actually a Catholic heretic?
  • What is the history of the Knights Templar?
  • Why is Friday the 13th considered unlucky?
  • Are the Grail legends are unique?
  • Was Noah an albino?
  • What is the Secretariat Vaticana?
  • Where did the Bible come from?
  • How many Gospels were there in the early Church?
  • Did Constantine collate or commission the Bible?
  • Was Constantine baptized against his will?
  • What was Rome’s official religion under Constantine?
  • Did Isis inspire the icons of Mary nursing Jesus?
  • Is Christianity a set of fairly poor fables?
  • Did Constantine shift the Sabbath to Sunday?
  • Did the Council of Nicaea vote on Jesus’ divinity?
  • Why is it impossible for Constantine to have dealt with the Vatican?
  • What is the significance of Leonardo’s Last Supper?
  • Was Constantine the first to use the word "heretic"?
  • What is the Chalice, the Blade, and Hieros Gamos?
  • Does Christianity say man=creator, woman=sinner?
  • Was there a smear campaign against Mary Magdalene?
  • Was Jesus married?
  • Was Mary Magdelene his wife?
  • What is in the Gospel of Mary Magdalene?
  • Where did Peter’s authority come from?
  • Is there a disembodied hand in The Last Supper?
  • What is the "Q" document and why is it impossible?
  • Did the Merovingians found Paris?
  • Who is Plantard and Saint Claire?
  • What is the significance of Nekkudot?
  • Why is Dan Brown wrong about "La lingua pura"?
  • What is Gnosis?
  • What is the Shekinah and how did the Jews view it?
  • Where does the word "Jehovah" come from?
  • Is the description of the Wiccan ritual accurate?
  • Who is Baphomet?
  • Is the phrase "Faith is based on fabrication" heretical?
  • Why is the Temple Church round?
  • Were troubadour the ministers of Gnosis?
  • Did Newton’s science incur the Church’s wrath?
  • Could Opus Dei become "a church unto itself"?
  • And much, much more!

With graduate degrees in both European history (Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville, IL) and theology (Franciscan University, Steubenville, OH), plus a popular book on Christian sexuality to his credit, Steve Kellmeyer is very admirably suited to weigh the claims made in The Da Vinci Code against the historical and theological evidence. Join him as he works page by page through the novel, highlighting the fact and the fiction!

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