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By F. Dillon John,J. McKeel William

The booklet and film, The Da Vinci Code, are a cultural phenomenon of the early twenty first Century. The ebook occupied bestseller lists for years and Newsweek journal deemed the 2006 movie model "movie of the 12 months" even sooner than its liberate. the most storyline smeared the Roman Catholic Church with assertions of secrecy, involvement with homicide, and a centuries-long perform of misogyny. It additionally claimed that Mary Magdalene was once the progenitor of the Catholic Church, the spouse of Jesus Christ, and that Jesus was once now not considered as divine in the course of his lifetime. What could be inconsequential as "fiction" grew extra severe for Christian management whilst it turned transparent after the 2003 publication unlock that the paintings used to be demanding the assumption process of a few Christian devoted. Reactivity grew at the a part of Opus Dei-- a Catholic aid crew depicted within the novel--and a number of writings seemed at the world-wide-web trying to debunk the e-book. the internet fabrics shaped a tapestry of knowledge and persuasion concerning the Da Vinci novel and picture. within the vein of public family, companies, organizations and stakeholders use ideas of "impression administration" to assist negotiate and outline perceptions of a subject long past public. the current research employs effect administration as a template for figuring out how "major Christian religions on-line" spoke back, and content-analyzes the messages positioned forth to house public perceptions of The Da Vinci Code. What have been the features of those messages? How did they evaluate to Church response towards unfavorable renowned fiction of the prior, akin to 1988's The final Temptation of Christ? How potent was once the Church in addressing public opinion? What can be performed extra fruitfully within the area of public family? the implications point out a commonly potent info technique used to be employed.

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