Journals Higher Education

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18 May 2006

240 Pages | 10 halftones

5-5/16 x 8 inches

ISBN: 9780195307139


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Truth and Fiction in The Da Vinci Code

A Historian Reveals What We Really Know about Jesus, Mary Magdalene, and Constantine

Bart D. Ehrman

In his staggeringly popular work of fiction, Dan Brown states up front that the historical information in the The Da Vinci Code is all factually accurate. But is this claim true? As historian Bart D. Ehrman shows in this informative and witty book, The Da Vinci Code is filled with numerous historical mistakes. But Ehrman's book is not merely a laundry list of Brown's misreading of history. Throughout, Ehrman offers a wealth of fascinating background information--all historically accurate--on early Christianity. Ehrman separates fact from fiction, the historical realities from the flights of literary fancy. Anyone who would like to know the truth about the beginnings of Christianity and the real truth behind The Da Vinci Code will find this book riveting.

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