The Official Web Site of Bestselling Author Dan Brown
Contains a wealth of information on The Da Vinci Code and its author, including book review excerpts (favorable, of course), a plot description, FAQ, an excerpt from the novel, TV and audio clips of interviews with Dan Brown, links to reviews and online articles, the latest news on the movie, a bibliography of books used by the author, a reader's guide for book clubs, print ads, and information about the author.
About the Da Vinci Code
Deciphering The Da Vinci Code Crosswalk - July 29, 2003
Albert Mohler, president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, reviews the book, noting its historical errors, its heresy, and the draw of the conspiracy theory.
Dismantling the Da Vinci Code Crisis Magazine - September 1, 2003
Sandra Miesel, a Catholic journalist, points out the author's factual errors regarding details including Gothic cathedral design, albinism, the ancient Olympics, the Priory of Sion, Christology, the New Testament, the Knights Templar, and others.
'Code' hot, critics hotter New York Daily News - September 4, 2003
Celia McGee provides an overview of the controversy surrounding the book, with quotes from the editor of a Catholic publication and Dan Brown's editor, Jason Kaufman.
Cracking the Da Vinci Code University of Chicago, Sightings - September 23, 2003
In this concise article, Margaret M. Mitchell, Associate Professor of New Testament at the University of Chicago Divinity School and the Chair of the Department of New Testament and Early Christian Literature, lists the book's claims that are "patently inaccurate" and outlines the "gray areas where complex issues are misrepresented and distorted."
Breaking The Da Vinci Code Christian History & Biography - November 7, 2003
Collin Hansen points out the errors in the Da Vinci Code, especially in the areas of the development of the doctrine of the Trinity and the compilation of the New Testament.
The Truth Behind "The Da Vinci Code" Zenit.org - March 13, 2004
An interview with Carl Olson, co-author (with Sandra Miesel) of the upcoming book "The Da Vinci Hoax," which critiques the errors of The Da Vinci Code and analyzes the meaning of its popular success.
Was Jesus Married? By Darrell L. Bock, Beliefnet.com
"All available evidence points to an answer of no."
Why Jesus Didn't Marry By John Dominic Crossan, Beliefnet.com
"For me the question is not whether Jesus was married, but, granted that he was not, why not? Within the options of his time, and leaving aside the possibility that all prospective fathers-in-law rejected him, there are three main possibilities."
Gospel of Thomas and Other Gnostic Gospels
Gospel of Thomas Commentary Peter Kirby
"This site explores modern interpretations of the Gospel according to Thomas, an ancient text preserved in a Coptic translation at Nag Hammadi and Greek fragments at Oxyrhynchus. With no particular slant, this commentary gathers together quotations from various scholars in order to elucidate the meaning of the sayings, many of which are rightly described as obscure."