A best selling novel sparks a debate that could change Christianity forever. Were Jesus and Mary Magdelene married and co-leaders of their movement? Was Mary Magdelene, herself the Holy Grail - the vessel said to hold Jesus' blood and mother of his descendants? Did the early Church know this 'truth' and deliberately mislead followers? Is there a secret, ancient society, the Priory of Sion, which still protects this bloodline? Have some of the most illustrious names in art and science been members? These are some of the questions Dan Brown's best seller 'The Da Vinci Code' raises. We examine both sides of the story - the conventional view of Christianity and the alternate history proposed by Dan Brown.
See how much Dan Brown is true.
- Beyond the Da Vinci Code review by JD
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If you have read Dan Brown, been told by some arrogant cock that it is all bull, or all gospel, and remain quietly unsure but interested; then watch this. Is Friday 13th unlucky because of the assassination of the Knight's Templar? Was Leonardo da Vinci trying to hide clues in his painting of the last supper? Is there a secret organisation following the descendancy of the daughter of Christ? Why were/are women subjugated for religious causes. Was Mary Magdelene a prostitute? Was she Jesus's wife and mother of his children? How many children did he have? What do we know, how much is complete and utter speculation?
Some of the historians who have studied these problems are a little eccentric and more interesting for it. Like life, more grey than black and white but still, extremely interesting