Surban,Quendrick Keith E. Ms. Ancheta April 20,2015 REFLECTION PAPER:
“The Da Vinci Code”
I think this The Da Vinci Code is quiet clever because it undertakes both the subjects of art and religion and makes me want to learn more about Christianity, Faith and the Church and I think this novel is for both man and women for it possesses some teachings. It is a well written novel for those who like mystery, codes, secrets and many more like Robert Langdon which is so familiar with Indiana Jones but a smarter version of him and that is why even though it is a very controversial novel to my religion it still amazes me for it is thrilling at the same time it has hidden lessons for all humanity to realize and that is that faith is something you believe in and not what others believe. Although it is an amazing novel with exciting plots, I realize that this is a fictional novel where the facts are not all true but it makes me interested in something more than just the novel. The Da Vinci infuses both actual historic evidence and imaginary made up evidence so well that it is difficult for the uneducated people to interpret between what exists in our reality and what is simply something in the reality in which these characters live in. But, “The Da Vinci Code” has some limitations like there are serious historical and theological inaccuracies in novel that create false impressions about Jesus, the Christian faith, and the Church. For example, the idea that the divinity of Christ was virtually created by the Council of Nicaea is a complete misunderstanding and that is why people think that this novel is some kind of a threat to the church or even the religion itself for it conveys messages that would deteriorate the image of the Catholic Church. It is not that I find the idea scandalous in any way. I just think it lacks any historical source and frankly, these fictional elements do not...
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