[Blueboard] The Da Vinci Hoax

rowie jcf at admu.edu.ph
Wed Aug 31 09:14:23 PHT 2005

Jesuit Communications is proud to present the Philippine edition of The
Da Vinci Hoax by Carl Olson and Sandra Miesel.


This book is a carefully researched, popularly written critique of the
best selling novel The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown. The novel claims to
be based on facts and solid scholarship. The Da Vinci Hoax explores
these claims, demonstrating how Brown uses unsubstantiated research and
far-fetched hypotheses to bolster his outlandish thesis that Jesus and
Mary Magdalene were married and established a sacred bloodline and that
traditional Christianity has conspired throughout history to suppress
this truth.


Authors Olson and Miesel examine the origins of the New Testament, the
claims of apocryphal gospels and ancient sects such as the Gnostics,
Constantine's role in the rise of early Christianity, the medieval
Knights Templar and the Holy Grail, Leonardo Da Vinci's alleged "coded"
messages in his paintings, and accusations against the Catholic Church.


According to Dan Brown, almost everything most Christians and
non-Christians think they know about Jesus is completely wrong - the
result of Catholic propaganda designed to hide the truth from the world.
But are The Da Vinci Code's claims fact or just plain fiction? Is the
novel well researched as claimed? What is the truth about Jesus, Mary
Magdalene, and the early Church? Has the Catholic Church distorted the
real Jesus? Why is the novel so popular? What about the anti-Catholic,
anti-Christian agenda behind the novel?


The Da Vinci Hoax answers these questions, and many more, revealing some
surprising truths about Brown's book. With a Foreword by Cardinal
Francis George, Archbishop of Chicago, and an Introduction by Historian
James Hitchcock of St Louis University, The Da Vinci Hoax is the
definitive response to and critique of Brown's popular novel.


Carl Olson, author of the best-selling book Will Catholics Be "Left
Behind"?, is the former editor of Envoy magazine. He is a regular
contributor to various Catholic publications including the National
Catholic Register, First Things, and Crisis. Sandra Miesel, who holds a
masters degree in medieval history from the University of Illinois, is a
Catholic journalist. In over twenty years of publishing, she has written
hundreds of essays and articles, chiefly on history, art, and


The Da Vinci Hoax is available at all Tanging Yaman stores (Sonolux
Bldg. and Loyola House of Studies, Ateneo de Manila University, Loyola
Heights campus); 5th Level SM Megamall; Lower Ground SM North Edsa; 2nd
Level (near LRT station) GateWay, Araneta Center.  You may also purchase
your copy/ies very soon at all leading bookstores nationwide.    



Rowie Gallos-Marquez
Business Development & Finance Manager
Jesuit Communications Foundation, Inc.
Sonolux Bldg., Ateneo de Manila University
Loyola Heights, Quezon City 1108
Tel. Nos.: (0632) 426-5971/72
Fax No.: (0632) 426-5970



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