Truth and Fiction in The Da Vinci Code or the Enduring Appeal of Conspiracy Theories
Prior to the film version premiere of Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code, Harold Attridge, dean of Yale Divinity School, speaks on the book's distortions of Leonardo Da Vinci's art, pre-Christian goddess worship, the development of early Christian doctrine, and the relationship of Jesus and Mary Magdalene. A 1967 graduate of Boston College, Attridge is the Lillian Claus Professor of New Testament at Yale and the author of seven books.
Attridge is introduced by Andrew Finstuen, Ph.D.'06, interim assistant director of the Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life.
Date: April 26, 2006
Location: Fulton 511