Beyond the Da Vinci Code: From the Rose Line to the Bloodline

Beyond the Da Vinci Code: From the Rose Line to the Bloodline


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The truth behind a work of fiction that incited a movement to disprove it.

As controversial as it was popular, The Da Vinci Code sparked an intrigue that spanned religious, cultural, mathematical and literary domains.

Was Jesus married? Did Leonardo da Vinci bury “clues” to the truth of the bloodline in his art? Is there a secret organization that protects the whereabouts of the Holy Grail?

Proving that a number of the novel’s most radical claims are historically sound, and exposing the spurious nature of others, Sangeet Duchane compares the early and modern Church, analyzes Dan Brown’s use of symbols, explores origins of the Grail myth, and ends with a tour through the significant locales of the novel as well as a reflection on the reasons it has touched so many and the meaning of modern myth.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780760766255
Publisher: Sterling
Publication date: 05/14/2005
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 8.25(w) x 10.75(h) x (d)

About the Author

Sangeet Duchane is a former attorney who has turned her research and cross-examination skills to the field of religion. She has a master’s degree in theology from the prestigious Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California, and specializes in issues of feminine spirituality. She is the co-author of Dream Finder: Discovering the Divine Through Your Dreams, and the author of The Little Book of the Holy Grail, The Little Book of Freemasonry, and The Little Book of Mother Teresa. She lives in California.

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