Portrait of Jesus?: The Shroud of Turin in Science and History

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Potrait of Jesus?

is a comprehensive and up-to-the-minute account of the Shroud of Turin which, according to legend, was the garment which covered Jesus in the tomb. Frank Tribbe has for many years been a member of the elite group of scientists and researchers studying the Shroud. His book takes all their findings into account to show that, contrary to claims that it is a medieval hoax, the Shroud is an authentic first-century relic from the ...

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Overview

Potrait of Jesus?

is a comprehensive and up-to-the-minute account of the Shroud of Turin which, according to legend, was the garment which covered Jesus in the tomb. Frank Tribbe has for many years been a member of the elite group of scientists and researchers studying the Shroud. His book takes all their findings into account to show that, contrary to claims that it is a medieval hoax, the Shroud is an authentic first-century relic from the Near East, probably Palestine. The massive evidence which Tribbe presents from decades of research makes

Portrait of Jesus?

the best resource for knowledge about the Shroud.

This edition contains updates on all findings to the present. “This book pulls together all existing information on the Shroud…It also provides ingenious theories of how the Shroud found its way from the Jerusalem of the Apostles to the France of the 14th century… . The reasonable man may find it harder than he imagines to dismiss the Shroud of Turin after reading this book.” —James C. O’Neill,

National Catholic News Service

“Comprehensive and accurate information… .” —Rev. Adam J. Otterbein, C.SS.R., S.T.D., President of the Holy Shroud Guild

“An invaluable resource for us all… especially important for every thinking Christian.” —Rev. Dr. Edward J. Bauman, Senior Minister of Foundry United Methodist Church, Washington, DC

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781557788542
  • Publisher: Paragon House Publishers
  • Publication date: 4/24/2006
  • Series: Omega Bks.
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 280
  • Sales rank: 955,049
  • Product dimensions: 6.06 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.73 (d)

Table of Contents

General Editor's Foreword
Special Introductions
Author's Preface
Acknowledgments
1 What Is the Shroud of Turin? 1
2 Early History and the Uncertain Years 13
3 The Athens/Besancon/Knights Templar Connection 27
4 Solid History for 661 Years 41
5 The Biblical Story of the Shroud 57
6 Medical Evaluation of the Shroud 93
7 The Turin Commission and Research of 1969-73 107
8 American Scientists and the Shroud of Turin Research Project 121
9 Additional Findings of Sturp 135
10 Later Sturp Reports 147
11 Dating the Shroud; Survival of Ancient Cloth 161
12 Forgery and the Critics 175
13 Some Answers, Evaluations, and Opinions 185
14 Do Miracles Happen Through the Shroud? 197
15 The Religious Perspective 207
16 How Was the Image Made? 215
17 Logical Inference, Circumstantial Evidence, and Forensic Evaluation 227
18 Are There Parallels To the Shroud? 239
19 The Shroud Face as a Portrait of Jesus 249
20 Conclusions: Scientific, Religious, and Personal 265
Author's Afterword 273
Notes 283
Selected Bibliography 293
Recommended Books on the Shroud 295
Index 299
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