Secrets of the Code: The Unauthorised Guide to the Mysteries Behind the Da Vinci Code
Burnstein (Dan), Ed.
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Contents

BOOK I: The Drama of Herstory, History, and Heresy

Part I: Mary Magdalene and the Sacred Feminine
  1. Mary Magdalene: How a Woman of Substance Was Harlotized by History - 5
    • Mary Magdalene: Saint or Sinner? by David Van Biema - 9
    • Sacred Sex and Divine Love: A Radical Reconceptualization of Mary Magdalene by Lynn Picknett - 13
    • The Woman With the Alabaster Jar: Mary Magdalene and the Holy Grail by Margaret Starbird - 20
    • Mary Magdalene: The Model for Women in the Church - An Interview with Susan Haskins - 23
    • Mary Magdalene: Myth and Metaphor by Susan Haskins - 27
    • Mary Magdalene: Beyond the Myth by Esther de Boer - 38
    • “The Da Vinci Code uses fiction as a means to interpret historical obscurity …” An Interview with Deirdre Good - 45
    • Critiquing the Conspiracy Theory: An Interview with Katherine Ludwig Jansen - 48
    • The Beliefnet Debate - 51
    • A Quite Contrary Mary by Kenneth Woodward - 51
    • Letting Mary Magdalene Speak by Karen L. King - 55
    • “Is It Sinful to Engage in Sex within Marriage?” - An Interview with Rev. Richard P. McBrien - 59
  2. The Sacred Feminine - 61
    • God Does Not Look Like a Man: An Interview with Margaret Starbird - 62
    • Mary and Jesus: Re-enacting Ancient Fertility Cults? by Margaret Starbird – 66
    • Royal Blood and Mary's Vine by Margaret L. Starbird - 67
    • The Gnostic Tradition and the Divine Mother by Elaine Pagels - 68
    • The Godman and the Goddess: An Interview with Timothy Freke - 71
    • Sophia's Journey: The Pagan Goddess of the Centuries Lost in the Modern Christian World by Timothy Freke and Peter Gandy - 72
    • The Chalice and the Blade: Archaeology, Anthropology, and the Sacred Feminine by Riane Eisler - 82
Part II: Echoes of the Hidden Past
  1. The Lost Gospels - 87
    • An Astonishing Find: The Keys to the Alternate Tradition and Their Meaning for Today by Elaine Pagels - 88
    • What the Nag Hammadi Texts Have to Tell Us About “Liberated” Christianity: An Interview with James M. Robinson - 97
    • What Was Lost Is Found: A Wider View of Christianity and Its Roots - An Interview with Elaine Pagels - 100
    • The Gospel of Thomas by Helmut Koester - 105
    • The Gospel of Thomas Translated by Thomas O. Lambdin - 106
    • The Gospel of Philip by Wesley W. Isenberg - 107
    • The Gospel of Philip Translated by Wesley W Isenberg - 108
    • The Gospel of Mary by Karen L. King - 109
    • The Gospel of Mary Translated by George W. MacRae and R. McL, Wilson - 111
    • Introducing the Sophia of Christ by Douglas M. Parrott - 112
    • The Sophia of Jesus Christ Translated by Douglas M. Parrott - 113
  2. The Early Days of Christianities - 115
    • The Pagan Mysteries Behind Early Christianity by Timothy Freke and Peter Gandy - 120
    • Early Mainstream Christianity Did Not Mean Simply Following Jesus by Lance S. Owens - 125
    • Diverging Views on Mythic Beginnings: Was Genesis History with a Moral, or a Myth with Meaning? by Stephan A. Hoeller - 126
    • Errors of Religious Omission and Commission in The DaVinci Code by Bart D. Ehrman - 130
  3. Consolidation or Cover-up? The Establishment of the One True Faith - 131
    • The Jesus Mysteries by Timothy Freke and Peter Gandy - 133
    • Was Jesus Real? An Interview with Timothy Freke - 136
    • God's Word or Human Words? by Elaine Pagels - 137
    • The Battle for Scripture and the Faiths We Didn't Get a Chance to Know - Interview with Bart D. Ehrman - 145
    • Heretics, Women, Magicians, and Mystics: The Fight to Become the One True Faith - 148
    • Why Were the Gnostics Considered Such a Threat? by Lance S. Owens - 158
    • Breaking the Da Vinci Code by Collin Hansen - 159
  4. Secret Societies - 162
    • Recollections of a Gnostic Mass by John Castro - 164
    • The Templar Revelation by Lynn Picknett and Clive Prince - 168
    • Researching Western Civilization's Darkest Secrets: An Interview with Lynn Picknett and Clive Prince - 173
    • Holy Blood, Holy Grail by Michael Bagent, Richard Leigh, and Henry Lincoln - 177
    • Opus Dei in the United States by James Martin, S.J - 189
    • Opus Dei Responds to The Da Vinci Code - 196
Part III:Keeping the Secrets Secret
  1. The Mystery of Codes - 203
    • Da Vinci: Father of Cryptography by Michelle Delis - 205
    • Is God a Mathematician? An Interview with Brendan McKay - 207
    • Anagram Fun - 209
  2. Leonardo and His Secrets: The Secret Language of Architectural Symbolism - 211
    • The Secret Code of Leonardo da Vinci by Lynn Picknett and Clive Prince - 212
    • Thinking Far Outside the Frame by Lynn Picknett - 222
    • Trying to Make Sense of Leonardo's “Faded Smudge” - An Interview with Denise Budd - 224
    • “No, I do not believe there is a woman in the Last Supper…” An Interview with Diane Apostolos-Cappadona - 229
    • Musings on the Manuscripts of Leonardo da Vinci by Sherwin B. Nuland - 232
  3. Temples of Symbols, Cathedrals of Codes - 238
    • Paris: In the Footsteps of The Da Vinci Code by David Downie - 239
    • The “Symbology” of The Da Vinci Code: An Interview with Diane Apostolos-Cappadona - 241
    • Rosslyn Chapel: The Cathedral of Codes and Symbols - 248
BOOK II: The Da Vinci Code Revealed

Part I: 24 Hours, Two Cities, and the Future of Western Civilization
  1. Apocrypha and Revelations - 253
    • The Plot Holes and Intriguing Details of The Da Vinci Code by David Shugarts - 254
    • Following the Rose Line From Rosslyn to ... Florence? Thoughts about the Last Act of The Da Vinci Code by Dan Burstein – 283
Part II: Reviews and Commentaries on The Da Vinci Code
  1. Commentary, Criticism, and Observations - 289
    • The Real da Vinci Code by Lynn Picknett - 291
    • Religious Fiction by David Klinghoffer - 295
    • The Da Vinci Con by Laura Miller - 297
    • French Confection by Amy Bernstein - 300
    • What the French Are Saying About The Da Vinci Code by David Downie - 305
    • A Philosopher Looks at The Da Vinci Code by Glenn W Erickson - 306
    • A Collision of Indiana Jones and Joseph Campbell: The Web Interviewer Craig McDonald Interviews Dan Brown - 310
    • The Latin Etymology of The Da Vinci Code by David Burstein - 316
Part III: Underneath the Pyramid
  1. Sophie’s Library - 323
    • A Rose by Any Other Name: A Guide to Who's Who in The Da Vinci Code by David A. Shugarts - 323
    • Glossary - 329
    • Web Resources by Betsy Eble - 363
    • Contributors - 367
    • Acknowledgments - 373

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