Special Report

Drowning in Da Vinci

The Da Vinci Code movie starring Tom Hanks and Audrey Tautou opened in the United States on May 19, 2006. Did Mary Magdalene become the Holy Grail by marrying Jesus and bearing children to him as postulated in this film based on Dan Brown’s runaway best seller? In this special report, Vision takes a close look at the scholarship behind the theory that formed the basis of Brown’s fictional work.

The Da Vinci Con

The Da Vinci Con

David F. Lloyd

The Da Vinci Code—love it or hate it—has achieved the status of a phenomenon. Why should a novel generate such a torrent of debate?

Fact, Fiction and the Da Vinci Code

Fact, Fiction and The Da Vinci Code

Peter Nathan

The latest title to address The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown is an offering from Bart D. Ehrman. It stands out among the ever-growing number of counter-Code treatises.

Facing Facts: The Da Vinci Code

Facing Facts

David F. Lloyd

Is The Da Vinci Code based on fact, or are its author’s claims of accuracy the novel’s greatest fiction?

Mary, Mary? Quite the Contrary!

Mary, Mary? Quite the Contrary!

David F. Lloyd

Mary Magdalene has been repainted to conform to modern agendas. But is her new image a truer likeness than the old? 

Was Jesus Married?

Peter Nathan

One of the key points in The Da Vinci Code is that Jesus, as an observant Jew, must have been married.

Christianity's Tangled Roots

Christianity’s Tangled Roots

Peter Nathan

Competing philosophies put pressure on the early Christian church to change its doctrines and practices. One of these contenders was Gnosticism.