Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Other editions. Enlarge cover. Error rating book.
|Published (Last):||26 May 2006|
|PDF File Size:||10.49 Mb|
|ePub File Size:||14.38 Mb|
|Price:||Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]|
Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Other editions. Enlarge cover. Error rating book. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Looks at the theories about Christian origins and church history suggested in the novel, The Da Vinci Code, and explains how they ignore or misinterpret the available information as it has been understood in Catholic tradition.
Get A Copy. Paperback , pages. Published April 1st by Our Sunday Visitor first published More Details Original Title. Other Editions 4. Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about de-Coding Da Vinci , please sign up. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 2. Rating details.
Sort order. Jan 18, Miss Lily rated it did not like it. I have no way to rate this "book" at zero stars. It's really not a book, it's a pamphlet. Despite it being a short book pages , I couldn't read more than a dozen or so pages at a time before having to put the book down out of sheer distaste.
So I took to leaving it in the car, reading a few pages at a time at occasional stoplights. This copy was lent to me by a co-worker, who owns two copies. I tried. Dan Brown used sources whose scholarship is certainly questionable-- I'm not arguing that-but if a text or author is going to dispute the accuracy of another author's work, and criticize it on academic grounds, I have to be able to respect the text and author-in part, by the use of academics and scholarly efforts to disprove the assertions made.
I might have had less issue with Welborn's text if it weren't so very defensive. She opens with a comparison to a traffic accident. People may have differing accounts of what happened in a traffic accident, but it doesn't mean the accident didn't happen. I agree-- to a point. She misses her own irony, though-- it doesn't mean that either account is guaranteed to be more-correct than the other.
Brown doesn't dispute that Jesus was born, lived, and died, and that people began to worship him, among other things. Her allegory doesn't actually fit what she wants it to fit. Part of Welborn's criticism stems from her belief about what authors "should" do.
She states that writers of historical fiction are beholden to present an accurate reporting of historical detail, and that their characters and plots may diverge from known history.
According to Welborn, Brown is an irresponsible author because his recounting of historical detail is intentionally flawed. This is the foundation on which she argues against the common assertion that "It's just a book," or "It's just fiction. She contends that authors of historical fiction promise that a historical framework is correct, and that Brown's writing violates the reader's trust that the author is 'telling the truth about history.
Welborn is going to be fighting a losing battle against the entire "speculative fiction" genre. Rage against that machine, Ms. Welborn, rage on. She feels Brown is also irresponsible because he presents a character, Sir Leigh Teabing, who is "supposed to be" a scholar; she criticizes Langdon, the main character-a fictional character-'s credentials: a "Harvard professor of religious symbology there is no such field, by the way I find Welborn's accounting of facts and figures about many topics as questionable as Brown's about the foundations of Christianity.
Using an old Jewish tradition that the great prophets died on the same day on which they had been born or conceived, in the West, March 25 also came to be understood as the day Jesus was conceived by the Holy Spirit in Mary's womb Counting forward nine months, we arrive at December Welborn asserts that Brown's mention of the Dead Sea Scrolls is, effectively, both superfluous and spurious, because they were written by a Jewish sect called the Essenes, and irrelevant to the development or reporting of Christianity.
Some pages later, Welborn cites the Essenes as an example of Jewish men who did not marry, indicating that Jesus being unmarried was not at all uncommon for a Jewish man at that time.
She does not make any indication that Jesus might have been an Essene, mind you-- as they're irrelevant, remember? Despite the word "rabbi" meaning "teacher," and that Jesus was called a teacher by his disciples, contends Welborn; there is no evidence he was a "Rabbi" in the formal institutional sense.
But Jesus wasn't from there, likely didn't go there, and the Essenes are irrelevant, as per Welborn's earlier assertions Which is it? Welborn spends an entire page criticizing Brown for referring to Leonardo da Vinci as "da Vinci" in his text, and how foolish that is, as it'd be like constantly referring to Jesus as "of Nazareth," this being further proof that Brown is unable to get anything factually correct, ever.
I'd be more likely to consider it a modern adaptation of our use of "last names" to refer to people in the third person, and that, while technically a descriptor, many people use whatever comes after a "first name" as a "last name. Welborn continues on her own, that "the discovery or weapons and clear evidence of traditional gender-based division of labor in many of these sites has driven a stake into the myth of the Mother Goddess. There is no evidence to suggest that such an era ever existed.
Welborn's core assertion is that the only accurate source on Christian history is the New Testament, and that the New Testament, in its modern translation, is infallibly correct. She seems very upset that Brown doesn't cite the New Testament at all in his discussion of Jesus' identity. Another part of Welborn's writing that was particularly distasteful was stylistic. I was taught, lo these many moons ago, that an educated writer does not begin any sentence with "Well, Are you joking?
This is from someone with a Master's Degree from Vanderbilt? That degree, the bio claims, is in Church history. Welborn states that the four Gospels we have today were considered 'normative' by the Christian community by the mid-2nd-Century, and because of that, any and all other writings are not only irrelevant, but apparently didn't exist.
That constitutes neither concrete proof of her stance, nor outright negation of Brown's claims. Craig is one of the best-known Apologists writing in modern times. Welborn ends other sentences with phrases like, " An assertion such as this is more than enough to dismiss this text on the grounds of academics, and Welborn's own 'credentials' on the grounds of writing that goes beyond 'colloquial' to paranoid.
Summary: Save your money and read a real book. Since I have a day off, I've decided to revisit this book, which was my first view into the phenomenon that is known as ''The Da Vinci Code'' next was the movie directed by Ron Howard, which is among my top favorite movies, and then the book by Dan Brown. It's short, simple and takes into consideration actual materials, by which the historical events really happened not like they're described in the novel while discussing the key details referenced in the book.
By order, it would be reco Since I have a day off, I've decided to revisit this book, which was my first view into the phenomenon that is known as ''The Da Vinci Code'' next was the movie directed by Ron Howard, which is among my top favorite movies, and then the book by Dan Brown. By order, it would be recommended to read the novel first, then watch the movie and, finally, this title, while keeping your own opinion about the works for each one and overall at the end.
Do I think those works are educational? In some way, yes, as it's something to think about when giving the fact that much of the history is full of blanks and, thus, interesting to fill it. Will it make me think twice about the religion from now? No, as it's my own decision and perception of what I want to do with what I've learned for example, trying to be a good person to others.
Sure, but I think the author took it too seriously, by exaggerating the effect of the novel into situation that the people would lose their faith.
Would reading this book make me not want to reread or rewatch ''The Da Vinci Code''? Certainly not, as I do this for fun and relaxation. Should someone by offended by watching ''Monty Python and the Holy Grail'' or ''Jesus Christ Superstar'' I know they're comedies, but even there are limits?
Just enjoy in books, movies, music and art. Aug 25, Wayward Child rated it did not like it. I thought I was only going to stay there for a while and my bag was already so heavy, that I decided to leave Hugo home. By the time we finished moving the furniture and painting, I was so tired that I decided to stay and sleep there. It ended up being this one. I wanted to read a few chapters, then go to sleep, but I ended up reading the entire thing under two hours.
I thought de-Coding was going to point out those inaccuracies and flaws in a polite and professional tone. So much for that. The author is clearly a very angry lady. I am not a believer in the traditional sense of the word, but I respect all religions and, above all, I respect that people feel the need to practise their faith by going to church, praying, etc.
de-Coding Da Vinci: The Facts Behind the Fiction of the Da Vinci Code
Ma, ustvari me zanima jel imate vi kakve prijedloge? Ako znate neku dobru knjigu , plz ostavite u komentarima Unaprijed zahvaljujem All the things that we cherish and love Nothing left but to face this all on my own Cause I am the chosen one Could it be it's the end of our world? All the things that we cherish and love Nothing left but to face this all on my own Cause I am the chosen one Beaten fallen angel but I've risen again And the power is inside me, I've decided to pray As I wait for Armageddon and it's coming my way It's an honour to be chosen and I wait for the day You and only god would know what could be done You and only god will know I am the only one You and only god would know what could be done You and only god will know that I am the chosen one Could it be it's the end of my world?
Roman je kombinacija zabavnog romana s raznim elementima teorija zavjere. Knjiga je postala svjetskim bestselerom s preko 80 milijuna primjeraka prodanih do Godine Policija ih uskoro nalazi, no Teabing im osigura bijeg. U tom trenutku im na imanje upada policija. Kada shvati da su Robert i Sophie tamo, ostavlja im poruku da ima Teabinga i odvodi ih u zamku.
- 3EME PRINCIPE DE LA THERMODYNAMIQUE PDF
- LIBRO ASESINOS EN SERIE DE ROBERT K.RESSLER PDF
- 1001 DISCOS QUE HAY QUE ESCUCHAR ANTES DE MORIR PDF
- BAGAZO ABELARDO DIAZ ALFARO PDF
- ISRAEL REGARDIE CEREMONIAL MAGIC PDF
- CAUSAS DE ERITROCITOSIS PDF
- VISWANATHAN ANAND BIOGRAPHY PDF
- ANDRE BAZIN THE EVOLUTION OF THE LANGUAGE OF CINEMA PDF