Disclaimer for the DaVinci Code and Angels & Demons websiteWestminster Theological Seminary's web site, TheTruthAboutAngelsAndDemons.com joins Westminster’s already well recognized web site TheTruthAboutDaVinci.com. Both seek to present a balanced assessment of Dan Brown’s narratives, the historical data, and the philosophy set forth in his best-selling novels and movies. These are not “boycott” sites, which tell people to avoid the movies or books, or "rebuttal" sites whose only purpose is to oppose fact with fact. Our aim is to follow the injunction of the apostle Peter, who instructed the church to be prepared to "make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you... yet with gentleness and respect" (1 Peter 3:15-16).
While appreciating Brown’s engaging narratives, and recognizing any author's right to present a good yarn, we are concerned because the mix of fact and fiction in his books and films are leading many readers to question the Bible's message and its impact on history. Using the best resources we can find, both human and written, we want to set the record straight and commend the historic Christian faith to the sincere inquirer.
Every resource we draw from, including news stories and articles, has merits we deem worthy of inclusion on our sites and in our materials. They include Westminster's own faculty, who bring the Reformed theological perspective of the Seminary to bear upon the issues raised in Angels and Demons and in the Da Vinci Code. They also include persons and resources from outside our immediate community who may not agree with all aspects of our Reformed position, but whose integrity and wisdom eminently qualify them to contribute to this project, and contribute to healthy dialogue.
So Westminster Theological Seminary is pleased to welcome you to our discussions of and engagement with these fascinating and important issues. Thanks for visiting. If you would like to know more about Westminster, please visit our web site at www.wts.edu.
Dr. Peter A. Lillback, President