Monday, February 27, 2006

Interesting article concerning Dan Brown

If you have been living under a rock somewhere for several years now, and don't recognize the name Dan Brown, then here's a nice intro for you. Brown is the author of the blockbuster, controversial, best-selling novel The DaVinci Code, as well as several other best-selling novels including Digital Fortress, and Angels & Demons, a prequel to The DaVinci Code. The former, moreso than any of his other writings has been blasted by conservative Christian critics for years since its publication as 'anti-Christian', due to some of the events described in the novel, such as the marriage of Jesus Christ to Mary Magdalene. I can't offer any valid opinion on this point, as I've yet to read the novel, but I'm hoping to get around to it sometime this spring(the novel will be released in paperback format for the first time on the 28th of next month) before the release of the film, directed by Ron Howard and starring Tom Hanks.
Now it seems that Brown has been under legal heat since the publication of his novel, apparently being on the receiving end of several law-suits among which this is merely the latest. The really fascinating thing about the article to me was a quote from Brown himself:

“Suggesting a married Jesus is one thing, but questioning the Resurrection undermines the very heart of Christian belief,” said Brown, who described himself as a committed Christian.


again, interesting stuff, check out the link for more...

-N

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