Critical Reviews of The Da Vinci Code
Dismantling the Da Vinci Code - Sandra Miesel
An article from Crisis Magazine, exposing the logical flaws and historical fallacies in a bestselling novel with a feminist agenda. The novel attacks the Catholic Church for hiding the "truth" about Jesus Christ, that He married Mary Magdalene, intending her to be the head of His Church, rather than Peter!
Debunking The Da Vinci Code - ZENIT
In this ZENIT article, Elizabeth Lev, who teaches art history at Duquesne University's Rome campus, refutes the idea, popularized by the novel, The Da Vinci Code, that the figure of the Apostle John, in Leonardi Da Vinci's Last Supper, is really Mary Magdalene.
The Truth Behind The Da Vinci Code - ZENIT
Carl Olson, editor of Envoy magazine, shared with ZENIT how his book, The Da Vinci Hoax, exposes and critiques the numerous errors in the best selling The Da Vinci Code, and analyzes what the novel's success indicates about America's cultural and religious landscape.
Da Vinci's Secret Christian Message - ZENIT
Some books have presented Leonardo da Vinci as an unbeliever and homosexual, who was threatened by the Church. Others, such as Dan Brown's "The Da Vinci Code," present him as a master of esotericism. However, philosopher Giuseppe Fornari argues that "far from being a heretic and blasphemer, a compiler of riddles, Leonardo was rather a tormented Christian, irregular by necessity but profound and impassioned."