Saturday, May 13, 2006
The Da Vinci Delusion Counters Movie Claims
Author of the DaVinci Code, Dan Brown, told about 850 people at a sold-out writers talk, "Let the biblical scholars and historians battle it out. It's a book about big ideas, you can love them or you can hate them. But we're all talking about them, and that's really the point."
And so there have been several books written to confront the claims made in the DaVinci Code, and countless debates which have increased as the release date for the movie based on Brown's book approaches next week.
We've interviewed Richard Abanes, cult expert and author of "The Truth Behind the DaVinci Code" on the show, which I recommend for anyone who is taking The DaVinci Code seriously.
And I highly recommend viewing "The Da Vinci Delusion", a production by broadcaster Dr. D. James Kennedy, who enlisted a band of scholars, theologians, and authors to fact check The Da Vinci Code in the new one-hour television documentary, The Da Vinci Delusion. The program airs May 13, 14 nationwide—just days before The Da Vinci Code movie debuts worldwide.
Shot in Paris, Dallas, New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta, and elsewhere, The Da Vinci Delusion features 15 experts, Protestant and Catholic, who test Da Vinci Code assertions against evidence from history and the Bible.
The roster of fact checkers includes Paul Maier, professor of ancient history at Western Michigan University; Darrell Bock, New Testament scholar at Dallas Theological Seminary; Kerby Anderson, president of Probe Ministries; Janet Parshall, host of Janet Parshall’s America; William Donohue, president of the Catholic League; Peter Jones, coauthor of Cracking Da Vinci’s Code; Erwin Lutzer, author of The Da Vinci Deception; Sandra Miesel, Catholic journalist and medievalist; Gary Habermas, author of The Historical Jesus; and Lee Strobel, coauthor of Exploring the Da Vinci Code.
“Although The Da Vinci Code is a murder mystery novel, it claims to be based on facts, and those so-called facts attack the very heart of Christianity,” said Dr. Kennedy, the author of more than 65 books and one of America’s most-watched television ministers.
See stations and times here. Let me know what you think.