Thursday, May 22, 2014
"Jesus, Mary and Da Vinci", ABC documentary film examines the theory behind Dan Brown's book, movie
Koch has released as a “film” a 2004 News documentary by Elizabeth Vargas for ABC News, “Jesus, Mary, and Da Vinci” (43 min). Vargas interviews Dan Brown, author of “The Da Vinci Code” (Books blog, April 16, 2006), and a major film from Columbia in 2007, and various scholars.
Even the Church scholars agree there is no evidence that Mary Magdalene was of “ill repute”, but the Church may have had a motive to propagate such a belief. But there is no evidence in official records of any blood line from Jesus in southern France, even though the “Priory of Zion” was supposedly formed to guard its families, and to invite esteemed persons into the group, which included Da Vinci.
Leonardo Da Vinci was a somewhat reclusive man, partly because he was likely gay, and also because he wanted to articulate a Renaissance belief in science in a time when this was not permissible.