The Da Vinci Code, Conspiracy Theory and the Biblical Canon

People love conspiracies. They love it even more when it involves politics, noteworthy people, or such institutions as Christianity. After all, isn't it exciting to think that there is some sinister plot that lurks behind what we don’t know, or perhaps, don’t want to accept? It is in this context that so many people have latched on to The Da Vinci Code, a novel by Dan Brown. People use it as a vehicle to express their doubts.

The Four Canonical Gospels Were Never Anonymous

Some biblical scholars believe that the four Gospels were not written by Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. According to this view, the traditional authorship was assigned or guessed at by the early church. This suggestion is put forward, casting doubt on the traditional authors, without much examination of its own merits. This article argues that the evidence for this position is limited. The belief that there originally was anonymity of authorship of the Gospels is unlikely.