Saturday, February 04, 2006

The Da Vinci Hoax

Fr Hart has passed on the following announcement for those who live in Arizona, or may be in the neighbourhood:

On Wednesday February 8th and Thursday February 9th, distinguished author and historian, Sandra Miesel, will be addressing the claims made by Dan Brown, that his popular novel The DaVinci Code was based on extensive research and that it contains the truth about a conspiracy that goes to the heart of Christian belief.

Is Dan Brown telling us the truth? Is the Church hiding from that truth by continuing to present the same message after these many centuries?

Along with co-author Carl Olsen, Ms. Miesel has written a book, The DaVinci Hoax, published by Ignatius Press, that delves into the facts that Dan Brown’s novel does not dare to tell, putting his work into sharp perspective. The DaVinci Hoax reveals the sources that Brown actually relied upon for his own research, and answers the most penetrating questions his book has raised. Sandra Miesel will give a presentation followed by a time for questions and answers.

The first talk will be at The Episcopal Church of the Atonement on Feb. 8th at 7:00 pm, located at 11002 N. Saguaro Blvd. Fountain Hills, Arizona. The second will be on Feb. 9th at 7:00 pm at Christ Episcopal Church, located at 35500 N. Cave Creek Road, Carefree, Arizona (½ mile North of Carefree Highway).

The talks, which are free, will be followed by a time for questions and answers.

1 comment:

Warwickensis said...

Hmmm let's see,...

The Priory of Zion is a hoax, admitted more or less by the perpetrators.

That Dan Brown has deliberately fiddled with apochryphal literature is also true: he filled in certain blanks from the Apochryal Gospel of St Philip (see the Nag Hammadi Library Ed. James M. Robinson p 148).

To have made the claim that this is all true is but a cynical publicity stunt which I hope will backfire and draw more people into church to see the Truth Himself.