Judgment Day for the Shroud of Turin [NOOK Book]

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One of the most precious relics of the Catholic Church, the Shroud of Turin, is still believed by many to be the cloth that covered Jesus Christ in the tomb. When displayed to the public, the shroud becomes an international tourist attraction with interest heightening it to an eighth Wonder of the World.

Yet scientists, led by famed microanaylist Dr. Walter McCrone, have proved the shroud to be a fake, a medieval painting that can be easily ...
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Judgment Day for the Shroud of Turin

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Overview

One of the most precious relics of the Catholic Church, the Shroud of Turin, is still believed by many to be the cloth that covered Jesus Christ in the tomb. When displayed to the public, the shroud becomes an international tourist attraction with interest heightening it to an eighth Wonder of the World.

Yet scientists, led by famed microanaylist Dr. Walter McCrone, have proved the shroud to be a fake, a medieval painting that can be easily duplicated today using the simplest of materials. The painstaking investigation that led McCrone to this historic discovery is recounted here in Judgment Day for the Shroud of Turin, one of only two books to scientifically, and fully, discount the shroud story. Upon close examination, even leading members of the Catholic Church had to agree with McCrone's findings, which gained international attention when featured on the A&E Television Network.

Told in fascinating detail, with all the intrigue of a good mystery novel, McCrone's memoir is a lasting contribution to shroud study, one that occupied more than twenty years of the author's life.

Walter McCrone, the leading expert in shroud research, holds a doctorate in chemical microscopy from Cornell University and is the author of twelve books.
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Expert in chemical microscopy and long-time researcher Walter McCrone presents exhaustive scientific evidence demonstrating that the Shroud of Turin is an inspired medieval painting rather than part of the original burial shroud worn by Jesus Christ. B&w illustrations and extensive commentary on the debate. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknew.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781615928347
  • Publisher: Prometheus Books
  • Publication date: 3/1/1999
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,231,433
  • File size: 12 MB
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Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
1 Introduction 1
2 1969 Italian Commission 2
3 1973 Italian Commission 5
4 Science and the Church 22
5 Max Frei and His Pollen 27
6 Detection of Forgeries 30
7 Quiet Diplomacy 62
8 STURP 69
9 Beginning My Study of the Shroud Tapes 78
10 The Shroud Becomes the "Shroud" 90
11 The "Shroud" Paint 94
12 Ray Rogers 96
13 "Shroud"-like Paintings 97
14 Composition of the Paint Medium 103
15 Conclusion After One Year 106
16 Breaking the News 107
17 One Painting Style in the 14th Century 117
18 Entr'acte and Conned Out of My Tapes 122
19 McCrone Associates High-Tech Confirmation 126
20 The "Shroud" Painted Twice 134
21 My Final Conclusion 138
22 STURP Studies 144
23 Faith versus Science 172
24 Questions and Answers 179
25 The Scientific Approach to the Shroud 200
26 Walter Sanford and Negative Images 223
27 Denouement 227
28 Last Ditch Effort 229
29 The Hour of Truth 237
30 Carbon-Dating 245
31 Aftermath of the Radiocarbon Dating 250
32 A Peer Review 274
33 Occam's Razor 283
34 Postscript 285
35 Back to the Middle Ages 290
App. 1 Max Frei's Pollen 291
App. 2 STURP Newsletter 309
App. 3: What Does It All Mean? 317
References 327
Index 331
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