Monday, August 30, 2004

Amy in the Indianapolis Star

From Best seller draws Christian fire:

"Fort Wayne's Amy Welborn is author of 'De-Coding Da Vinci: The Facts Behind the Fiction of The Da Vinci Code,' published in April by Our Sunday Visitor.

The most egregious error in the novel, according to Welborn?
'Brown asserts that early Christians didn't believe in the divinity of Jesus,' she said.

Most scholars date the Gnostic Gospels from the middle second century A.D. or later, which is several generations after the canonical Gospels.

If the canonical Gospels contain historical details from the life and times of Jesus, and the Gnostic Gospels don't, and if the canonical Gospels appear to have been written earlier, then the canonical Gospels must be the authentic ones, or so the reasoning goes."