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The Sign: The Shroud of Turin and the Birth of Christianity
     

The Sign: The Shroud of Turin and the Birth of Christianity

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by Thomas de Wesselow
 
How did a first-century Jew called Jesus manage to spark a new religion?

Christianity was born nearly two thousand years ago and has won untold millions of followers. Yet, historians still cannot say how it really began. The Sign finally provides the answer.

Traditionally, the birth of Christianity has been explained via the miracle of the Resurrection,

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How did a first-century Jew called Jesus manage to spark a new religion?

Christianity was born nearly two thousand years ago and has won untold millions of followers. Yet, historians still cannot say how it really began. The Sign finally provides the answer.

Traditionally, the birth of Christianity has been explained via the miracle of the Resurrection, but historians have been unable to account for Christianity’s remarkable success without the Resurrection to spark it. If no one really saw the Risen Jesus, how were people convinced that he was their immortal Messiah? Art historian Thomas de Wesselow has spent the last seven years deducing the answer to this puzzle. Reassessing a much-misunderstood historical source and reinterpreting critical biblical passages, de Wesselow shows that the solution has been staring us in the face for more than a century.

The Shroud of Turin, widely thought to be a fake, is, in fact, authentic. And it holds the key to the greatest mystery in human history.

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 "Some people will dismiss [The Sign]. Some People will be intrigued by it. And some people may change their attitudes on one thing or another by it." -Harold Attridge, dean of Yale Divinity School, as told to CBS Sunday Morning

 "Fascinating . . . startling." -The Telegraph (UK)

 "A fresh insight into the Easter story." -Financial Times

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780452299030
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/05/2013
Pages:
464
Sales rank:
977,204
Product dimensions:
5.36(w) x 7.99(h) x 1.04(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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"A fresh insight into the Easter story." -Financial Times

Meet the Author

 Thomas de Wesselow studied art history at Edinburgh University and earned his MA and PhD at London's Courtland Institute of Art. Since 2007 he has been researching the Shroud full-time. He lives in Cambridge, England.

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