Holzapfel, Richard N., Skinner, Andrew C., Wayment, Thomas A.

What Da Vinci Didn’t Know: An LDS Perspective (CD)

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Few books in recent years have enjoyed the popularity of Dan Brown’s novel, The Da Vinci Code. Set amid the museums and cathedrals of Europe, the book purports to identify the Holy Grail and describes mysterious rituals and secret religious beliefs that have been kept hidden from the world by an ancient conspiracy. The most sensational claim made in the book is that Jesus was married and that his bloodline has been perpetuated in a princely line of unidentified descendents. That premise has captured the imagination of readers of all faiths and caused Latter-day Saints to wonder how much of the book is factual and how much is the product of the author’s imagination.

In this lively conversation, three Latter-day Saint scholars discuss The Da Vinci Code, examining the plausibility of the “facts” presented by the author and comparing those to the teachings of the scriptures. Whether you have read the book or just been caught up in the world’s current fascination with Christ, you’ll find these informed opinions both interesting and faith promoting.

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Few books in recent years have enjoyed the popularity of Dan Brown’s novel, The Da Vinci Code. Set amid the museums and cathedrals of Europe, the book purports to identify the Holy Grail and describes mysterious rituals and secret religious beliefs that have been kept hidden from the world by an ancient conspiracy. The most sensational claim made in the book is that Jesus was married and that his bloodline has been perpetuated in a princely line of unidentified descendents. That premise has captured the imagination of readers of all faiths and caused Latter-day Saints to wonder how much of the book is factual and how much is the product of the author’s imagination.

In this lively conversation, three Latter-day Saint scholars discuss The Da Vinci Code, examining the plausibility of the “facts” presented by the author and comparing those to the teachings of the scriptures. Whether you have read the book or just been caught up in the world’s current fascination with Christ, you’ll find these informed opinions both interesting and faith promoting.

About the Authors

Richard Neitzel Holzapfel

Richard Neitzel Holzapfel is an Area Authority and senior manager of the Missionary Department for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and former professor of Church history and doctrine at BYU. He has a PhD in history from the University of California-Irvine.

 

Andrew C. Skinner

Andrew C. Skinner is a former dean of Religious Education at Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, and founding executive director of the Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship at BYU. He is Professor of Ancient Scripture and Near Eastern Studies at BYU, a member of the international advisory board of the Dead Sea Scrolls Foundation, author of several books and over 200 articles and encyclopedia entries on religious and historical topics. He is a graduate of the University of Colorado, holds masters’ degrees from Iliff School of Theology and Harvard University, and a Ph.D. degree in European and Near Eastern history from the University of Denver. He pursued graduate studies at Hebrew University in Jerusalem and taught at BYU’s Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies on several occasions. He taught Military History at the University of Colorado and Ricks College and was the recipient of a U.S. Military Academy Fellowship in U.S. military history. He is married to Janet Corbridge Skinner.

 


Thomas A. Wayment

Thomas A. Wayment is a professor of classical studies at Brigham Young University. The author, coauthor, or editor of many articles and several books, he completed a PhD in New Testament Studies at Claremont Graduate University and has published extensively on New Testament topics. He served as the publications director of the BYU Religious Studies Center from 2013 until 2018.

 

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