The shroud of Turin is one of history’s most controversial and perplexing relics. Many believe it to be the genuine burial shroud of Jesus Christ. Some hypothesize the image on the shroud was created through a rare scientific phenomenon. Still others think the shroud is a fake, proventhrough carbon tests in 1988to be a clever forgery. In The Truth About the Shroud of Turin, investigative reporter Robert K. Wilcox applies his investigative eye and compelling writing style to this mysterious artifact. Featuring new evidence, The Truth About the Shroud of Turin offers new insight into this baffling mystery and offers compelling evidence that the shroud is the authentic burial shroud of Jesus Christ.
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About the Author
Robert K. Wilcox is an author, journalist, and screenwriter. He first viewed the shroud in Italy as a religion editor. His subsequent book Shroud was published in 1977. In addition to writing for newspapers and magazines, including the New York Times , Los Angeles Times , and National Geographic , he is the author of, among other books, Scream of Eagles , Japan’s Secret War , Wings of Fury , First Blue , and, most recently, Target: Patton. He has written or been a story editor for numerous television shows, and, because of his nonfiction, has appeared on the History Channel, Oliver North’s War Stories , Fox News, and many other television and radio programs. He lives in Los Angeles.
Table of Contents
Part 1 1898-1902, The Photograph
Chapter 1 A Startling Discovery 1
Chapter 2 Vignon and Delage 9
Chapter 3 A Case of Scientific Bias 23
Part II 1973, A Reporter's Search
Chapter 4 An Exposition 33
Chapter 5 Secret Commissions, Evasive Responses 43
Chapter 6 Seeing the Shroud 59
Chapter 7 Face Veils and Visionaries 71
Chapter 8 Hans Naber and Leonard Cheshire 81
Chapter 9 Ancient Images, Crusader Monks 99
Chapter 10 The Shroud in America 113
Chapter 11 What Key Scientists Have to Say 129
Chapter 12 More from the Experts 143
Chapter 13 Mysterious Leaves, Ghostly Photos 151
Chapter 14 Space-Age Science 159
Chapter 15 Back East 169
Chapter 16 Drawing Conclusions 185
Part III 2010, The Mystery Continues
Chapter 17 The Shroud Condemned 195
Chapter 18 Divine Voices, Hard Science 205
Chapter 19 The Last Hurdle 223
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The author takes you through his journey of investigating the Shroud as a journalist. As a result you learn the history of tbe Shroud, the history of how it has been investigated over the centuries, and about the amazing amount of scientific analysis it has undergone. While the story of the 19th and 20th century investigations may seem pendantic at times, it provides a solid context for much of the misinformation that has incorrectly tainted our view of the shroud. I read tbe book with no solid belief in it being a fraud or being authentic. While no analysis can absolutely prove it is the burial cloth of Jesus Christ, it removes virtually all possibility of it being a fake or hoax. Like many things in life, that may be the best answer we will ever have.
The Truth about the Shroud of Turin is unique in that it's not for or against the validity of the Shroud. Wilcox has studied the Shroud for decades, and presents arguments both for and against dating back centuries. Wilcox gives you the tools the make your own decision about whether or not this actually is the burial shroud of Jesus.