Da Vinci Code Debunked By Midwestern Seminary Scholars

Rejected by the Vatican and denounced by numerous Church leaders, Dan Brown’s controversial novel, The Da Vinci Code, has been one of the top issues of dialogue among biblical scholars.

Theologians at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (MBTS) took the controversial bestseller for discussion last March through a two-day “The Da Vinci Code” Workshop. The conference was organized to help Christians respond to the book, which makes claims that Jesus married Mary Magdalene.

"This is a wonderful resource every Christian should take advantage of," Midwestern President Dr. R. Philip Roberts said.

The seminary has made available online the audio recordings of the conference, which included ten sessions below.

1. Overview -- Dr. Alan Branch, assistant professor of Christian ethics.

2. 'The Da Vinci Code' and the Council of Nicea -- Dr. Michael McMullen, associate professor of church history

3. 'The Da Vinci Code' and the Knights Templar -- McMullen

4. Logical Fallacies in 'The Da Vinci Code' -- Dr. Thor Madsen, associate professor of philosophy, ethics and New Testament

5. 'The Da Vinci Code' and the Gnostic Gospels -- Branch

6. Was Jesus Married? -- Branch

7. The Deity of Christ in the New Testament -- Madsen

8. Ethical Implications of Dan Brown's Worldview - Part I -- Branch

9. Ethical Implications of Dan Brown's Worldview - Part II -- Branch

10. Sharing Jesus Christ with Our Friends Who Read 'The Da Vinci Code' -- Dr. Rodney Harrison, assistant professor of church planting.

The audio files are available on Midwestern Seminary's Web site at: http://www.mbts.edu/Resources/workshop_davincicode.htm.