Wednesday, May 10, 2006

The Da Vinci Code

You knew we would get to this eventually, didn't you?

Fordham University filled the Pope Auditorium at its Lincoln Center campus recently for the Headline Forum: “Waiting for Da Vinci – From Factoid to Mythoids”. Hosted by the Fordham Center on Religion and Culture, the forum examined the facts behind of the fiction of the blockbuster novel, soon to be released as a major motion picture.
. . . while a lecture offered on a standard theological topic might draw 20 people, a talk on The Da Vinci Code draws crowds. Attridge said the book opens up a wonderful dialogue with his students, who approach him with a lot of questions after reading it.

“There is a compelling need for this type of discourse,” says Massa. “The book illuminates the shortcomings of our institutional dialogue. Religious education institutions have failed when popular fiction is taken as fact.”

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