Books by Dan Brown: (at Amazon.com)|
Background Books for The Da Vinci Code:
Holy Blood, Holy Grail
By Michael Baigent, Richard Leigh, and Henry Lincoln
Jonathan Cape, London, 1982, 445 pp. [DC40.B334.1982B]
The Templar Revelation: Secret Guardians of the True Identity of Christ
By Lynn Picknett & Clive Prince
Touchstone, 1998, 432 pp.
The Chalice and the Blade: Our History, Our Future
By Riane Eisler
Harper & Row, San Francisco (1987), 261 pp. [HQ1075.E57.1987]
The Language of the Goddess
By Marija Gimbutas, (Foreword by Joseph Campbell)
Thames & Hudson (February 2001), 424 pp. [BL473.5.G55.1989]
Mary Magdalen: Myth and Metaphor
By Susan Haskins
Harcourt Brace & Co., NY (March 1, 1994), 518 pp. [BS2485.H27.1994]
The Woman With the Alabaster Jar: Mary Magdalen and the Holy Grail
By Margaret Starbird
Bear & Company, Sante Fe, NM (June 1, 1993), 201 pp. [BS2485.S69.1993]
Mary Magdalene: The Image of a Woman Through the Centuries
By Ingrid Maisch
Liturgical Press, Collegevilee, MN (August 1, 1998), 185 pp. [BS2485.M3413.1998]
The Making of the Magdalen: Preaching and Popular Devotion in the Later Middle Ages
By Katherine Ludwig Jansen
Princeton University Press (May 15, 2000), 389 pp. [BS2485.J36.2000]
The Gospel of Mary Magdalene
By Jean-Yves Leloup (Foreword by Jacob Needleman)
Inner Traditions International (March 30, 2002), 200 pp.
The Gospel of Mary of Magdala: Jesus and the First Woman Apostle
By Karen L. King
Polebridge Press (November 1, 2003), 230 pp.
The Gospels of Mary : The Secret Tradition of Mary Magdalene, the Companion of Jesus
By Marvin Meyer
HarperSanFrancisco (April 6, 2004), 144 pp.
The Secret Teachings of Jesus : Four Gnostic Gospels
By Marvin Meyer
Vintage (May 12, 1986), 129 pp.
Images of the Feminine in Gnosticism (Studies in Antiquity & Christianity)
By Karen L. King,
Trinity Press International (September 1, 2000), 480 pp.
In the Wake of the Goddesses
By Tikva Frymer-Kensky
Ballantine Books (March 1, 1993), 308 pp.
Beyond Belief : The Secret Gospel of Thomas
By Elaine Pagels
Random House, NY (May 6, 2003), 272 pp.
The Gnostic Gospels
By Elaine Pagels
Vintage, Reissue edition (September 19, 1989), 224 pp.
The Nag Hammadi Library in English : Revised Edition
Edited by James M. Robinson
HarperSanFrancisco, Reprint edition (November 21, 1990), 576 pp.
Books on Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code: (at Amazon.com)
The Truth Behind the Da Vinci Code: A Challenging Response to the Bestselling Novel
By Richard Abanes
Harvest House Publishers (May 1, 2004), 96 pp.
Breaking the Da Vinci Code
By Darrell L. Bock
Nelson Books (April 21, 2004), 208 pp.
Secrets of the Code: The Unauthorized Guide to the Mysteries Behind The Da Vinci Code
By Dan Burstein
CDs Books (April 8, 2004), 400 pp.
Cracking Da Vinci's Code: You've Read the Fiction, Now Read the Facts
By James Garlow & Peter Jones
Cook Communications (April 1, 2004), 256 pp.
Da Vinci Code: Fact or Fiction
By Hank Hanegraaff & Paul L. Maier
Tyndale House Publishers (May 1, 2004), 96 pp.
Fact and Fiction in The Da Vinci Code
By Steve Kellmeyer
Bridegroom Press (March 2004), 96 pp.
Da Vinci Code Decoded: The Truth Behind the New York Times #1 Bestseller
By Martin Lunn
The Disinformation Company (April 15, 2004), 208 pp.
The Da Vinci Hoax: Exposing the Errors in The Da Vinci Code
By Carl E. Olson & Sandra Miesel
Ignatius Press (July 1, 2004), 329 pp.
De-Coding Da Vinci: The Facts Behind the Fiction of The Da Vinci Code
By Amy Welborn
Our Sunday Visitor (April 1, 2004), 124 pp.
The Gospel Code: Novel Claims About Jesus, Mary Magdalene and Da Vinci
By Ben Witherington
InterVarsity Press (June 4, 2004), 208 pp.
Web Links on The Da Vinci Code:
The Da Vinci Hoax
(Website on the book by Carl E. Olson & Sandra Miesel)
The Da Vinci Code - Christians paranoid?
(Whistle Stopper Political Forums)
Deciphering The Da Vinci Code
(By John W. Sewell, explorefaith.org)
News Stories on The Da Vinci Code:
* OP-ED: Opus Dei's Box-Office Triumph [As a member of Opus Dei,
I would like to thank Dan Brown and Ron Howard for "The Da Vinci Code."]
(By PAUL FORTUNATO, June 2, 2006)
FILM: 'Da Vinci Code' Pulls in $224 Million Worldwide
[With a strong showing in global markets, "The Da Vinci Code" posted
the second highest grossing opening weekend of any film, according to
Sony Pictures Entertainment. That would place the movie behind only
"Star Wars: Episode 3 ‹ Revenge of the Sith," ($253 million/weekend).
(By ERIC PFANNER, NY Times, May 21, 2006)
* It's Not Just a Movie, It's a Revelation (About the Audience)
["The Da Vinci Code" has bombed with most critics, and could bomb with audiences
that are not "Da Vinci" diehards. Even Tom Hanks, the lead actor, called the plot
"scavenger-hunt-type nonsense." But it is doubtful the uproar will disappear.]
(By LAURIE GOODSTEIN, NY Times, May 21, 2006)
* FILM: A 'Da Vinci Code' That Takes Longer to Watch Than Read
[The Da Vinci Code is above all a murder mystery. And as such,
once it gets going, Ron Howard's movie has its pleasures.]
(By A. O. SCOTT, NY Times, May 18, 2006)
* FILM: Christian Foes of 'Da Vinci Code' Mull Tactics
[Many Christian leaders across the country are girding themselves for
battle with "The Da Vinci Code," the movie that opens on May 19.]
(By LAURIE GOODSTEIN, NY Times, May 11, 2006)
* FILM: For Heaven's Sake, Don't Touch the Mona Lisa
[A "Da Vinci Code" scene shot in the 930-foot-long Grande Galerie]
(By ALAN RIDING, NY Times, May 7, 2006)
* BOOKS: Puzzle Embedded in 'Da Vinci Code' Ruling
[Embedded in the first 13.5 pages of the 71-page ruling is Justice Peter Smith's very
own secret code, one that when partly solved reveals its name: the Smithy Code.]
(By SARAH LYALL, NY Times, Apr. 27, 2006)
* BOOKS: Idea for 'Da Vinci Code' Was Not Stolen, Judge Says
(By SARAH LYALL, NY Times, Apr. 8, 2006)
* BOOKS: Judge Rules in Favor of 'Da Vinci Code' Writer
[Judge Peter Smith rejected a copyright-infringement claim by Michael Baigent
& Richard Leigh, authors of Holy Blood, Holy Grail, who claimed that
Dan Brown's blockbuster "appropriated the architecture" of their 1982 book.
(ASSOCIATED PRESS, NY Times, Apr. 7, 2006)
* OP-ED: Steal This Book [The Da Vinci Code trial]
(By JOSEPH FINDER, NY Times, Apr. 4, 2006)
BLOG: Friction Over Fiction [The Da Vinci Code trial]
(By Colin Samuels, NY Times, Apr. 4, 2006)
* BOOKS: Judge Asks Sharp Questions at Close of 'Da Vinci Code' Case
["If he's trying to hide the fact that he's using 'H.B.H.G.' in the synopsis,"
the judge asked, referring to "The Holy Blood, Holy Grail" by its initials,
"what's the point of shouting it out from the rooftops in the book?"]
(By SARAH LYALL, NY Times, Mar. 21, 2006)
* PARIS JOURNAL: The Thriller From America That Has the French in Thrall
(By ELAINE SCIOLINO, NY Times, Sep. 16, 2004)
* Magic of Western traditions is unveiled in East
(By Angela Jeffs, Japan Times, Sept. 11, 2004)
Take 'The Da Vinci Code' Tour
(Associated Press, St. Petersburg Times, FL, Sept. 11, 2004)
Grail book sparks tourist quests and an unholy row
(By Angela Doland, South Australia Advertiser, Sept. 11, 2004)
* Lakewood native leaps into spiritual books [Jay Kinney's ""The Inner West"]
(By Wendy A. Hoke, Cleveland Plain Dealer, OH, Sept. 11, 2004)
The Da Vinci Code
(By Rev. Ron Rolheiser, Tidings Online, CA, Sept. 10, 2004)
Opus Dei and The Da Vinci Code
(By Nicole Zaray, National Catholic Reporter, Sept. 10, 2004)
Authors delve into facts behind the Code
(By Antonia Ryan, National Catholic Reporter, Sept. 10, 2004)
'Da Vinci Code' readers flock to Milan's Last Supper
(ABS-CBN News, Sept. 9, 2004)
* da Vinci and the divine proportion
(By Kiran Krishnamurthy, Richmond Times Dispatch, VA, Sept. 9, 2004)
Want to buy a best-selling book in Beirut? Stand in line
(By Hannah Wettig, The Daily Star, Lebanon, Sept. 9, 2004)
Who was Mary Magdalene?
(By Karen Herzog, Bismarck Tribune, ND, Sept. 9, 2004)
* Comment: Solid critiques expose sloppy, ludicrous Da Vinci Code
(By W. Ward Gasque, CanadianChristianity.com, Sept. 8, 2004)
Masonic Mythology: Did Potrayal of Knights Get Skewed in 'Da Vinci Code?'
(By Amanda Greene, The Ledger, FL, Aug. 28, 2004)
Paris tourists search for key to "Da Vinci Code"
(By Joelle Diderich, Reuters, UK, Aug. 27, 2004)
Web sites explore 'The Da Vinci Code'
(By Jan Dempsey, Biloxi Sun Herald, MS, Aug. 15, 2004)
"The Da Vinci Code:" Middle Ground?
(By Dennis L. Siluk, Useless-Knowledge.com, Aug. 15, 2004)
Dan Brown: Decoding the Da Vinci Code author
(BBC News, UK, Aug. 10, 2004)
Decoding 'Da Vinci'
(By Frank E. Lockwood, Lexington Herald-Leader, July 10, 2004)
Analyzing the 'Code'
(By Linda Leicht, The Springfield News-Leader, July 10, 2004)
Comment: Da Vinci Code is Holy Blood conspiracy revisited
(By Ward Gasque, CanadianChristianity.com, June 9, 2004)
Religion Trends: The Do-It-Yourself Doctrine
(By Charlotte Allen, Los Angeles Times, May 23, 2004)
'Da Vinci' author: I left out even more
(Associated Press, May 19, 2004)
Christianity: How were books of New Testament chosen?
(By Richard N. Ostling, Associated Press, May 8, 2004)
Defenders of Christianity Rush to Debunk 'The Da Vinci Code'
(By Laurie Goodstein, New York Times, Apr. 27, 200)
Mississauga church cracks fraudlent message of Da Vinci Code Article
(By Patricia Paddey, Christian Week, April 13, 2004)
Dissecting da Vinci
(By Romney Leader, Diamondback, University of Maryland, April 13, 2004)
Cracking the Da Vinci Code
(By Leslie Scrivener, The Toronto Star, April 10, 2004)