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Coptic Orthodox Pope Shenouda III is often praised, in particular by his own followers, for his ecumenical stances. The reality is, however, somewhat different, as the decisions of the Coptic Orthodox Holy Synod show. All synod meetings were presided over by Pope Shenouda, a strong and charismatic...
The author reviews the films the ‘Da Vinci Code’ and ‘United 93.’
The recent intensive conference seminars, which were supposed to be on doctrine, attacked several Coptic figures and church symbols, including as Father Mattá al-Maskīn, father Ibrāhīm ‘Abd al- Sayyid and Max Michel.
Al-Ahrām al-‘Arabī interviews the owner of al-Dār al -‘Arabīyah Li-al-‘Ulūm [Reviewer: The Arab publishing house for sciences], who is also the Lebanese publisher of Dan Brown’s best selling book, ’The Da Vinci Code.’
The recent decision of the People’s Assembly to ban ‘The Da Vinci Code’ has provoked considerable controversy amongst Egyptian intellectuals, dividing opinions between those who defended the movie on grounds of freedom of expression and those who condemned it as blasphemous and misleading.
The author, Father Rafīq Grish, the head of the press center of the Catholic College in Egypt, publishes a study about Dan Brown’s controversial novel ‘The Da Vinci Code’ in a bid to refute the book that sold over 50 million copies all over the world and was adapted into a movie shown for the...
The Egyptian churches have agreed not to seek a ban on Dan Brown’s controversial movie but will instead launch anti-Da- Vinci-Code campaign.
When first published, the “DaVinci Code” was banned from many Arab nations, including Egypt and Lebanon. The film version is now also being banned in many nations, but it will play in Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait and the UAE. There is a fear, however, that the censoring of the film may serve to increase...
Daniel Henninger argues that given the popularity of ‘The Da Vinci Code’, conspiracy theories clearly have no limits.
AWR writes about claims that Muslims are funding the movie ‘The Da Vinci Code’, and calls for one standard for all, pointing out that Muslims alone should not be attacked for cashing in on ‘The Da Vinci Code’, since Christian publishing houses have also published the book.
Another review of ‘The Da Vinci Code’ movie.
Criticism of ‘The Da Vinci Code,’ not for its religious arguments, but this time for being a bad movie.
The review deals with the movie ‘The Da Vinci Code’, which is based on Dan Brown’s controversial bestselling novel of the same title, and the lukewarm reception of the film during its screening at the Cannes film festival.
The movie adaptation of Dan Brown’s controversial novel, The Da Vinci Code, will not be seen in Egypt when it is released worldwide on May 19, 2006, ‘Abd al-Latīf Jābir writes in al-Sharq al-Awsat of May 10, 2006. The controversy comes as the movie claims that Jesus married Mary Magdalene...
The furor continues over the movie of ‘The Da Vinci Code’.
Dan Brown’s widely popular novel The Da Vinci Code has caused a storm of controversy in the Christian world, due to allegations about Jesus and the Christian faith. The Christian Council of Korea has described the novel as an attempt to distort the facts, defame Jesus Christ’s sanctity and...
The secretary of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Archbishop Angelo Amato, has called on Catholics to boycott The Da Vinci Code movie, based on Dan Brown’s best-selling novel, which carries the same name.
Criticism from the Vatican on ‘The Da Vinci Code’ and the Gospel of Judas and news that the sequel to Dan Brown’s controversial book will not be published at the end of the year, as expected.
Discussion of the recently published Gospel of Judas.
The author writes about Dan Brown’s controversial book ’The Da Vinci Code’ and the doubts it casts over Jesus and the Bible.
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