The Truth About the Shroud of Turin: Solving the Mystery

The Truth About the Shroud of Turin: Solving the Mystery

by Robert K. Wilcox


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781596986008
Publisher: Salem Books
Publication date: 03/09/2010
Pages: 252
Sales rank: 512,841
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

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

Preface xi

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

Acknowledgments 233

Bibliography 235

Index 243

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The Truth About the Shroud of Turin: Solving the Mystery 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago