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The Da Vinci Code Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapters 55, 56, 57, 58 Summary

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Chapters 55, 56, 57, 58 Summary

Back at Teabing's chateau, he begins to tell Sophie the rest of the story about the Holy Grail. He confirms what Langdon told her that Da Vinci hid clues about the Holy Grail in his artwork. Then he goes on to tell the story about how the books of the Bible were chosen by Constantine, who was trying to keep the peace in the Roman Empire between the Christians and the pagans, and placate the emerging Vatican power. Pagan traditions of Sun worship were mixed with Christian traditions. In that effort, Constantine had to make Christ like a deity and erase his qualities as a mortal man.

Da Vinci, however, knew the truth, and Teabing referred to a painting of The Last Supper to prove his point. He points out that there is no 'one cup,' or Holy Grail, on the table but all 13 disciples have...

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