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Though many Christian exegetes (e.g., Ambrose and Augustine) have employed allegorical methods to plumb the Bible's spiritual depths, Dan Brown views allegory as a variety of "imagining that it's so makes it so," a make-your-own-reality approach. This parallels the biblical approach of Rudolph Bultmann, an influential German scholar who endeavored to "demythologize" Scripture and make it palatable to moderns. Thus, allegedly, the Resurrection never happened, but Christ's disciples were so thrilled with his influence that they spoke and wrote as if it were factually true. Brown suggests that believing the illusion "helps millions of people cope and be better people" (DVC, 342). Summing up Christian beliefs, Robert Langdon leads Sophie Neveu to conclude: "It appears that their reality is false."



Printed with permission from Bethany House Publishers, South Bloomington, Minnesota from the book "The Da Vinci Codebreaker : an easy-to-use fact checker for truth seekers" by James L. Garlow.
 

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