• The Da Vinci Conspiracy Article by R.C. Sproul

    FROM TABLETALK | May 2006

    Yes, Virginia, there really is a lunatic fringe on the ideological spectrum. We commonly hear perspectives described as left-wing or right-wing. Beyond that, the descriptions become more precise in terms of radical right and radical left. If we cross the border beyond the radical of right or left, we enter into the domain of the lunatic fringe. There is a lunatic fringe on the right, which would include neo-Nazis, skinheads, and the like. On the radical left there is also a lunatic fringe that would include within it radical conspiratorialists and even academicians who are educated beyond their intelligence. For … View Resource

  • Decoding Da Vinci Article by Burk Parsons

    FROM TABLETALK | May 2006

    It should be no surprise to know that in 2005 the Louvre museum in Paris attracted more visitors, 7.3 million to be exact, than in any previous year since the Louvre was established as a museum in 1793. The museum is expecting to break that record again in 2006 with the May release of Hollywood’s version of Dan Brown’s best-selling book, The Da Vinci Code. Last year I too visited the Louvre while on a layover in Paris. Although I was not there in order to try to figure out the supposed centuries-old codes hidden in the paintings of … View Resource

  • The Fool’s Folly Uncovered Article by James White

    FROM TABLETALK | May 2006

    The many biblical errors of the The Da Vinci Code are clustered in two vitally important portions of the story of Dan Brown’s blockbuster fictional work. First, the vast majority of statements concerning the Bible appear in the narration of events in the home of Sir Leigh Teabing, where he and Langdon “educate” Sophie Neveu about the true nature of the Holy Grail (pp. 231–267), and secondly on Teabing’s aircraft as they again expand upon the Grail legend (p. 309). Though the work is presented as fiction, its assertions regarding the Bible are presented as bald facts without the slightest … View Resource

  • Historical Propaganda

    Dan Brown’s blockbuster novel, The Da Vinci Code, represents an undeniable publishing phenomenon. Sadly, it also represents a direct attack upon the central truths of the Christian faith — and a misrepresentation of historical fact. Indeed, the novel is really a work of historical fiction, but many readers are deceived by Brown’s all-too-clever recasting of history. Brown uses the novel’s plot and dialogue as the means of “uncovering” what he presents as long-lost truths about the transformation of Christianity. The Da Vinci Code becomes a literary vehicle for denying the deity of Christ, the reliability of the New Testament, and … View Resource

  • The Pagan Agenda of the Code Article by Peter Jones

    FROM TABLETALK | May 2006

    As I lecture around the world on the Da Vinci Code, a typical response is to tell me to relax, enjoy the book as a fun read of fiction, and move on. Let me say that it is indeed a “fun” read, that it is fiction — but like many works of fiction, it has a deep ideological agenda, suggesting that “relaxation” is hardly the appropriate response. But neither is panic or ignorance. Someone recently spoke about the debt we owe to heresy, because error opens up discussions about the truth — and no Christian can be against that! The … View Resource