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Dan Brown Inferno

Hell Is a Myth -- Actually, a Bunch of Myths

Jon M. Sweeney | Posted 07.22.2014 | Religion
Jon M. Sweeney

So why do we continue to have such a fascination with the hell of Dante's imagination? The sad truth is that Dante's hellish vision has been useful in promoting colonizing, crusades and "conversions" for the last 700 years

It's Tina & Amy vs. 'Star Wars' In 2015

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 04.23.2014 | Entertainment

Here's a championship fight you didn't expect to see: the first queens of comedy going head-to-head with the Galactic Empire. Amy Poehler and Tina...

Tom Hanks Sets Sequel To Popular Franchise

Posted 07.17.2013 | Entertainment

Movie audiences haven't seen the last of Robert Langdon. Sony announced on Tuesday that Dan Brown's latest Langdon novel, "Inferno," will arrive in th...

Dan Brown, Dante, and an Astronomical Mystery

Amir Aczel | Posted 09.07.2013 | Science
Amir Aczel

Brown's present subject of Dante -- one of the giants of Western literature -- provides a superb background for a modern fictional adventure. But there are, in fact, real scientific mysteries about Dante -- which should well be explored.

READ: Excerpts From Best Summer 2013 Books

The Huffington Post | Gazelle Emami | Posted 07.18.2013 | Books

This summer, rather than casting our eye across the shelves like we usually do, we thought, why not go inward? We asked a handful of authors with nove...

Dan Brown's Inferno, The Council on Foreign Relations and Bird Flu

Kitty Pilgrim | Posted 07.21.2013 | Books
Kitty Pilgrim

I see a service in bringing information about this subject to the thriller-reading public. We can learn about new discoveries and science in our thriller plots. But in this case of Dan Brown's scenario, why pin a global pandemic on a legitimate organization? Reality is scary enough.

What Dan Brown's 'Inferno' Teaches Us About Judaism

Rabbi Evan Moffic | Posted 07.21.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Evan Moffic

A thriller incorporating the work of the 14th century poet Dante Alighieri, 18th century philosopher Thomas Malthus and 21st century gene manipulation, the novel puts into perspective differences between Catholic and Jewish visions of hell, and the way our respective histories have shaped our contemporary circumstances.

Onward Christian Hell-Busters

Reverend William E. Flippin, Jr. | Posted 07.20.2013 | Religion
Reverend William E. Flippin, Jr.

Hell-busters exude the Spirit. They give off a Christ-like spirit. When you're in their presence, you can almost smell holiness. But the holiest of holy smoke has a tinge of the burnt smell with it. It's a smell that tells you it's been slightly singed near the fires of burning flesh and souls on fire.

The Power of Plot

Evan Gottlieb | Posted 07.16.2013 | Books
Evan Gottlieb

Look up any review of Brown's fiction, scan it for descriptions of his prose, and you'll likely find the adjectives "clunky" and "repetitive" playing central roles. What redeems Brown's novels -- or, at least, compels readers to buy and read them?

Dan Brown's Surprising 'Inferno' Wish

AP | HILLEL ITALIE | Posted 07.14.2013 | Books

NEW YORK — Dan Brown sees the world a little differently than the average person. "I wish I could travel for pleasure," says the author of such...

LOOK: Cover Of New Dan Brown Book Revealed

Posted 04.22.2013 | Books

The cover of the new Dan Brown book Inferno was revealed on the Today show this morning. Savor the first time you see it, because it's going to be eve...