A Catholic Scientist Champions Shroud of Turin

A Catholic Scientist Champions Shroud of Turin

by Gerard Verschuuren
A Catholic Scientist Champions Shroud of Turin

A Catholic Scientist Champions Shroud of Turin

by Gerard Verschuuren

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Overview

The Shroud of Turin is celebrated as one of the holiest and most important relics of Christianity, with millions of pilgrims traveling to see the precious cloth in Italy on the rare occasions it has been displayed. Yet despite its enormous global popularity, the Shroud's authenticity is not without question.

To address lingering uncertainties head-on, celebrated Catholic scientist Dr. Gerard Verschuuren explores and synthesizes the various scientific studies conducted on the Shroud —including those analyzing DNA, blood, carbon, pollen, textile, and anatomical issues — as well as its storied history.

He then scrutinizes the motives of the individual scientists performing these studies, the assumptions they employed to arrive at their conclusions, and the instances in which they veered into areas outside the competence of the sciences.

After this exhaustive and highly satisfying analysis, Dr. Verschuuren reveals the reasons why he believes the Shroud of Turin to be the actual burial cloth of Jesus Christ, the crucified Savior of mankind. And he celebrates it as a rare instance in which the science and faith communities can meet each other — and agree.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781644133200
Publisher: Sophia Institute Press
Publication date: 03/23/2021
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Gerard Verschuuren is a scientist, writer, speaker, and consultant, working at the interface of science, philosophy, and religion. He is a human geneticist who earned a doctorate in the philosophy of science, and studied and worked at universities in Europe and the United States.

Table of Contents

Preface ix

1 In Search of Arbitration 3

1 Biblical Analysis 15

3 Historical Analysis 33

4 Computer Analysis 53

5 Anatomical Analysis 61

6 Textile Analysis 73

7 Pollen Analysis 85

8 Carbon Analysis 95

9 Blood Analysis 109

10 DNA Analysis 125

Conclusion 151

Videos on the Shroud 173

Index 175

About the Author 179

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