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eBook The Da Vinci Hoax: Exposing the Errors in the Da Vinci Code ePub

by Sandra Miesel,Carl E. Olson

  • ISBN: 1586170341
  • Category: World
  • Subcategory: History
  • Author: Sandra Miesel,Carl E. Olson
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Ignatius Pr (July 1, 2004)
  • Pages: 329
  • ePub book: 1781 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1980 kb
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  • Rating: 4.9
  • Votes: 297

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Second, The Da Vinci Hoax is educational. Up till now, I thought Darrell Bock's Breaking the Da Vinci Code was the best book on exposing the errors of Dan Brown's multi-million selling foolishness.

Second, The Da Vinci Hoax is educational. As Olson and Miesel knock down Dan Brown's spurious claims one after another, the reader is given a wonderful lesson in early Church history and in the history of the various heresies and conspiracy theories that have grown up around the Church from the very beginning. They also address the bogus claims Brown makes about Da Vinci himself, the so-called Priory of Sion, the Knights Templar, St. Mary Magdalene, Constantine, and many others. Third,The Da Vinci Hoax is well-written.

The Da Vinci Hoax book. Best selling author Carl Olson and journalist Sandra Miesel answer these and other important questions. No one who has read or heard about The Da Vinci Code should miss this provocative and illuminating book.

A notable exception to this is The Da Vinci Hoax by Catholic authors Carl E. Olson and Sandra Miesel. Olson and Miesel leave virtually no stone unturned in their thorough exposure of Brown's thesis.

The Da Vinci Code, Dan Brown's best selling novel .

Brown wants his readers to believe that he is revealing the long-concealed truth about Jesus, Mary Magdalene, and early Christianity, a truth that he says has been suppressed by the malevolent and conspiratorial forces of the Catholic Church. I truly believe that you have to read The Da Vinci Code on the side to understand this book, or before it. Or simply don't read it or them at all. As they say: Don't mess with fire.

Sandra Miesel, Carl E. Olson.

No one who has read or heard about The Da Vinci Code should miss this provocative and illuminating book. Sandra Miesel, Carl E.

The Da Vinci Hoax: Exposing the Errors in The Da Vinci Code" by Carl E. Olsen and Sandra Miesel. Please refer to the "gotquestions. answered from a Christian perspective. ie UTF8&s books&qid 1205984904&sr 1-1. and "Breaking the Da Vinci Code: Answers to the Questions Everyone's Asking" by Darrell L. Bock.

exposing the errors in The Da Vinci code.

The Da Vinci hoax Close. 1 2 3 4 5. Want to Read. Are you sure you want to remove The Da Vinci hoax from your list? The Da Vinci hoax. exposing the errors in The Da Vinci code. Published 2004 by Ignatius Press in San Francisco.

The Da Vinci Code, Dan Brown's best selling novel, purports to be more than fiction: it claims to be based on fact and . The novel alleges that there has been throughout history a secret group of true followers of a Gnostic Jesus and his wife, Mary Magdalene, the true "Holy Grail.

Olson's second book The Da Vinci Hoax: Exposing the Errors in The Da Vinci Code was co-authored with medievalist Sandra Miesel and was published in June 2004. He also wrote the Introduction to Pied Piper of Atheism: Philip Pullman and Children's Fantasy (Ignatius Press, 2008), which was co-authored by Miesel and Pete Vere

Tags: Early Church (1), History (1), Theology (1), Christianity (1), Church History (1), Da Vinci Code (1).

Manufacturer: Ignatius Press Release date: 15 July 2004 ISBN-10 : 1586170341 ISBN-13: 9781586170349. add. Separate tags with commas, spaces are allowed. Use tags to describe a product . for a movie Themes heist, drugs, kidnapping, coming of age Genre drama, parody, sci-fi, comedy Locations paris, submarine, new york.

Discusses the misconceptions and historical errors of "The Da Vinci Code" while examining early Christian origins, Gnosticism, the role of Constantine in Christian history, and the novel's accusations against the Catholic Church.

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Bys Bys
The tremendous exposure given to Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code (no doubt to reach a frenzied pitch with the soon release of the film based on Brown's novel), its claim to present a truer accout of Christian history than that given by the Church, and the confusion it has caused among many Christians has necessitated a Christian response. Indeed there has been many such responses but the sheer volume of falsehoods passed off as known facts in Brown's writing makes even the cataloguing of the mistakes a herculean task. Thus the books written in response tend either to be point-by-point lists of Brown's claims with refutations (these are useful as supplementary material but tend to be disjointed and as exciting to read as stereo instructions) or more methodical works that limit their scope and seek to cut off Brown at the foundational level.

A notable exception to this is The Da Vinci Hoax by Catholic authors Carl E. Olson and Sandra Miesel. In an exhaustive survey of Brown's "research", they do a masterful job of examining every facet of The Da Vinci Code's often self-contradictory claims and exposes each historical inaccuracy, unwarranted assumption, and logical fallacy to the light and leaves Brown's much discussed theories in tatters. It is quite clear that the errors in the book are so egregious and the evidence to the contrary so overwhelming that one strains to see how any reasonably intelligent person could come up with such nonsense. The clear implication is that the book is not so much the result of an honest historical investigation presented in novel form as a blatant attack upon the credibility of Christianity in general and Catholicism in particular. Indeed, the after effects of the controversy as measured in doubts engendered in many Christians may be with us long after Brown's work has been relegated to the trash heap occupied by other sensationalistic pop conspiracy theories.

Olson and Miesel leave virtually no stone unturned in their thorough exposure of Brown's thesis. After an initial introduction outlining the scope of the phenomnon and the importance of the Church to vigorously defend the faith against it, they, in successive chapters, investigate the facts concerning gnosticism, Mary Magdalene, early Christians beliefs concerning Jesus, and the facts concerning Constantine and the events surrounding the Council of Nicea. Once the facts on these matters is given, there is little room for belief in any of the crackpot conspiracy theories Brown tries to peddle off as representative of contemporary scholarly research.

Where does Dan Brown stand once it is known that the gnostic writings he cites were written centuries after the New Testament books? Where is the conspiracy against Mary Magdalene when she was held in high esteem by those whom Brown contends slandered her? What is the role of Constantine once it is established that all sides at Nicea believed Christ was somehow divine but the argument was over the nature of His divinity? How is it that the silencing of the "sacred feminine" took place during and after Nicea when the popularity of gnosticism had collapsed long before of its own inherent weaknesses? By the end of the fourth chapter the edifice which Brown constructed has been shown to have been built upon sand and the authors have unleashed a mammoth earthquake to leave it in ruins.

Just to leave no doubt in the matter, Olson and Meisel then turn to the whole medieval fantasy of the Knights Templar and the Priory of Sion. At this point, Brown's foundation has already have crumbled and now the authors begin to crush the debris. The coup de grace is when Brown's alleged evidence for the Priory of Sion contention is shown to be an admitted hoax concocted by a French con artist named Pierre Plantard. This is not controversial news - it was exposed in a BBC documentary years ago and was widely known among those who had investigated the matter. That Brown would not have come across this information if he had done any level of serious research is simply unthinkable and underscores the disingenious elements behind the entire project. The authors then close by examining the remaining claims that do not fit into any of the previously discussed categories.

The overall effect is a total destruction of any credibility in Dan Brown's work. Given the great amount of unjustified attention given to The Da Vinci Code and the importance of the matter for the Church, a comprehensive refutation was a necessity. Olsen and Miesel have done the entire Church a great service and may have written the final word on the matter. Certainly this is essential reading for all concerned with the frenzy surrounding this latest cultural phenomenon.
Mall Mall
The authors have done a superb job of revealing the lies, fantasies, and willful misrepresentations contained in that awful piece of junk, "The Da Vinci Code."

The errors are not minor details. For example, the very idea that that Constantine convened the Council of Nicea to declare Jesus divine is just nonsense. In fact, one of the main reasons for convening the council was to settle a debate concerning the nature of Christ's divinity: was he the SAME AS God (homoousian) or SIMILAR TO God (homoiousian)? Christ's divinity was never in question.

By the way, I am not entering this discussion as a Catholic, or even a Christian. I do not think you need to be a Christian to abhor the lie. And "The Da Vinci Code" is just teeming with lies.

What else could be wrong here? Well, the whole idea that the "Catholic Christians" kidnapped Jesus from the "Gnostic Christians" is completely backwards!

Folks, it really seems that there was a man we know as Jesus. After his crucifixion and death, his disciples, family and other adherents formed the original Christian Church. They were all Jews, and eventually forced by circumstances to leave the Jewish faith. But this original church was formed CENTURIES before the Gnostic movements attempted to capitalize on the popularity of the new faith.

Mary Magdalene? A minor character in the Gospels. And, mark you well: despite all of their flaws, the Gospels are the only possible source for the life of Jesus, aside from a few scattered comments in Jewish and Roman sources. Why should Mary Magdalene be raised to the most important person in Christian history?

More to the point, who ever dreamed that Jesus MARRIED Mary Magdalene and fathered a child by her?

Most of the nonsense in "The Da Vinci Code" goes right back to that awful book, "Holy Blood, Holy Grail." The influence is so obvious that the authors of HBHG actually sued Dan Brown for plagiarism. They lost, on the rather odd grounds that "facts" could not be copyrighted -- as if their book contained any facts!

If you want the quick demolition, just read the chapter on the Priory of Sion and Pierre Plantard.

The question that arises, for me, is the following one: did Dan Brown actually believe all the nonsense he put into "The Da Vinci Code?" If he did, he was a fool. If he didn't, he was a charlatan.

Fool or charlatan, there is no "third option."

Believe it or not, one elderly women actually screamed that "The Da Vinci Code" could not have been printed if it was not true! She obviously didn't place a Bible on the table and scream the same thing, I wonder why.

Human stupidity and cupidity are endless.

This book gets my highest recommendation!
Haracetys Haracetys
Re-reading it because it is based on Scripture and history.
The Rollers of Vildar The Rollers of Vildar
Could have gotten to the point/proof a lot sooner.