Was Jesus married? Who was Mary Magdalene? Do the so-called secret, Gnostic gospels help us understand Jesus? Dr. Darrell Bock, New Testament scholar, offers the Christian perspective on the theories regarding the Holy Grail, Mary Magdalene, and the blood of Christ proliferated in the popular novel, The Da Vinci Code.
Bock responds to the novel's claims using central ancient texts and research focusing on the 325 years immediately following the birth of Christ, the period on which many of the claims of The Da Vinci Code are based. Distinguishing fictitious entertainment from historical elements of the Christian faith, Breaking the Da Vinci Code will explain why the novel has made such a sensation, and why the issues it raises are worthy of careful study and reflection.