Dr. Steven Notley, Department Head of Biblical and
Theological Studies at Nyack's New York City campus, was a featured speaker in
Rockland County on the controversial work of fiction, and now movie, The Da
Vinci Code. He spoke this month at Suffern Library and at Rockland
Community College. In both sessions, he addressed Dan Brown's book, as well as
recent publications of the Gospel of Judas and The Gnostic Gospels in general.
"I took a page from David Letterman and gave a list of
ten items of historical error in The Da Vinci Code. My approach is not
apologetic, but merely educational--trying to help the uninformed to sift fact
from fiction," says Dr. Notley, a bible scholar and published author. His
most recent major work, co-authored with Anson R. Rainey, is a new bible atlas,
The Sacred Bridge.
Articles on Dr. Notley's local appearances were covered in The
Journal News and The Rockland County Times.