The book is fiction, but it riffed off apocryphal claims that predate it by a long time. Of course the author would make no claims one way or another; that would leave him open to personal criticism There have been a number of books offering the facts and the origins of the fiction. Probably the best out there is The Truth Behind the Da Vinci Code by Richard Abanes. It's short, solidly researched, and very readable.Wasn’t it fiction to begin with? Did the author make actual claims?
Claim 1: Constantine ordered the council of Nicaea to invent the idea that Jesus is GodWasn’t it fiction to begin with? Did the author make actual claims?
Ah. I just write this stuff off as poetic license if there's no author or director saying, "This is fact disguised as fiction." I was vaguely aware it caused some kind of stir, but I tend to filter such things out quickly. Like the Left Behind books. Meh.Claim 1: Constantine ordered the council of Nicaea to invent the idea that Jesus is God
Claim 2: Jesus was in a romantic relationship with Mary Magdalene (Based, I think, off of a fragment of a gnostic gospel)
Some close friends from my parish saw the movie, that's why I was wondering.
That was entertaining.This is an article which seems to have turned the tide on the Gospel-Of-Jesus'-Wife-2012 attempt:
Author's blog: http://www.arielsabar.com/