The Second Messiah: Templars, the Turin Shroud and the Great Secret of Freemasonry

The Second Messiah: Templars, the Turin Shroud and the Great Secret of Freemasonry

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by Christopher Knight, Robert Lomas
     
 

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Is the Shroud of Turin genuine? For almost seven and a half centuries a piece of cloth was venerated because it bore the image of the crucified Christ, but in 1988 results of carbon dating showed that the fabric could not pre-date 1260. Now new evidence conclusively proves that it is not a fake...yet neither is it the image of Jesus Christ. Christopher Knight and…  See more details below

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Is the Shroud of Turin genuine? For almost seven and a half centuries a piece of cloth was venerated because it bore the image of the crucified Christ, but in 1988 results of carbon dating showed that the fabric could not pre-date 1260. Now new evidence conclusively proves that it is not a fake...yet neither is it the image of Jesus Christ. Christopher Knight and Robert Lomas have been able to identify precisely where and when the shroud came into existence and to name the people involved. Using the latest scientific techniques they explain the strange molecular chemistry that created this unique artefact. In solving the riddle of the shroud this book unravels a far deeper mystery: how this medieval artefact links directly to Jesus.

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ISBN-13:
9781862046474
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
11/05/1999
Edition description:
REISSUE
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.16(w) x 9.24(h) x 0.85(d)

Meet the Author


Christopher Knight has a degree in advertising and graphic design and is the managing director of a marketing and advertising agency. In 1976 he became a Freemason.

Robert Lomas is the co-author of The Hiram Key, The Second Messiah, and Uriel's Machine. A Freemason, he lectures at Bradford University in England.

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Second Messiah: Templars, the Turin Shroud and the Great Secret of Freemasonry 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a hard book to put down...makes you question the beliefs that one takes for granted as true. A very interesting read...
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is a must read for anyone interested in the Knights Templar, their origins and what they stood for. The authors conclusions are highly probable. This is one of my favourite titles and I would also like to give five stars to the cover design.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My biggest problem with this interesting book is in its footnoting and documentation. Many of the works cited in the footnotes are not in the Bibliography (pp 71 and many others) Another big problem is the lack of primary sources. The so-called facts about what occured after the Fall of Jerusalem in AD 70 are taken from only one source: SGF Brandon's 'The Fall of Jerusalem and the Christian Church.' Many other claims are never cited at all. This book may succeed in swaying the average reader, but the authors must do better to convince anyone with any knowledge on the subject.