May 15, 2006 Print This Article

Seminary Professor to Discuss Da Vinci Code on Radio

Dr. James Voelz, professor of exegetical theology at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis will be the featured guest from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. (CDST) today on the radio program, Issues, Etc. He will discuss Dan Brown’s novel, The Da Vinci Code, which has been adapted for a film by the same title to be released this Friday. The interview can be heard locally in the St. Louis area on KFUO radio (850 AM), and globally on the KFUO Web site (

The interview precedes a special presentation, Discernment for Da Vinci: A Primer for Viewing The Da Vinci Code Movie, to be held tomorrow at 7:00 p.m. in the Seminary’s Clara and Spencer Werner Auditorium. This presentation will feature Concordia Seminary Professors James Voelz, Jeffrey Kloha and Paul Robinson. Following the presentation, the professors will entertain questions and comments in an open forum. The public is invited to attend free of charge and no tickets are issued.

“Historical fiction can be enormously entertaining, but some aspects of The Da Vinci Code have troubled and confused many readers,” commented Dr. William Schumacher, director of theological research and publication at Concordia Seminary. “The  participating faculty members have expertise in both history and biblical studies, and will help to sort out fact from fiction.”

Both of these opportunities join the Seminary’s SemCast on The Da Vinci Code, which made its debut on the Seminary’s Web site last Friday. This online video program features an interview of Dr. Paul Maier, professor of ancient church history at Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Mich., and author of The Da Vinci Code: Fact or Fiction? The SemCast may be viewed at

For more information, visit the Concordia Seminary Web site at or call (314) 505-7374.