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Author Keneally to debate Anglican Archbishop on Da Vinci Code

Sydney Anglican Archbishop Peter Jensen will debate Thomas Kenneally on issues arising from the best-selling book 'The Da Vinci Code' tonight at Sydney University. reports that the Da Vinci Code, by Dan Brown, occupied the top spot on the New York Times Bestseller list for 15 weeks. It has sold more than 17 million copies world wide and is now in its ninth printing. It is currently being adapted for film by Columbia Pictures with the production starring Tom Hanks as lead character Prof Robert Langdon.

The controversial conversation will be a feature of a dinner congratulating the winners of the 2004 Blake Prize for Religious Art. Former New South Wales Liberal Party leader Kerry Chikarovski will moderate the discussion centring on the truth about Mary Magdalene, the Passion of the Christ and whether the shadowy Priory of Sion actually exists.

All three are prominent themes in The Da Vinci Code.

The event is being hosted by the University of Sydney Union Foundation in the Wentworth Building tonight at 6:00 pm.

Archbishop and author battle to break Da Vinci's code ( 15/11/04)

The University of Sydney - Cracking the Da Vinci Code ( diary)
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Ron Rolheiser OMI: Truth alone breaks the Da Vinici Code (Western Catholic Reporter 18/10/04)

17 Nov 2004