Catholics staged false dating shroud
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Because, let’s not forget, what we see in Turin is a photographic negative and no one has ever managed to explain how it was made”.
Stains of a slightly darker carmine or rust color, with the appearance of blood, are seen in areas consistent with the biblical account of the scourging and crucifixion of Christ.
From its first recorded exhibition in France in 1357, this cloth has been the object of mass veneration, on the one hand, and scorn from a number of learned clerics and freethinkers, on the other.
Appearing as it did in an age of unparalleled relic-mongering and forgery and, if genuine, lacking documentation of its whereabouts for 1,300 years, the Shroud would certainly have long ago been consigned to the ranks of spurious relics (along with several other shrouds with similar claims) were it not for the extraordinary image it bears.
That’s why I was struck by the BBC documentary on the Shroud that went on the air in England on Easter Saturday.
While I found it boring and completely devoid of narrative hierarchies that might have helped to understand what was doubtful about earlier investigations, it’s significant that the main broadcaster in such an anti-papist country should reopen, leaving aside real or alleged results, the case of dating. Precisely the scientists who then judged the Shroud a fake, are now willing to go back over their steps.
I am an Australian evangelical Christian in my 70s.
I am persuaded by the evidence that the Shroud of Turin is the burial sheet of Jesus Christ and bears His crucified and resurrected image.are closer to the Kingdom of God than believers whose life of faith is ‘routine’ and who regard the church merely as an institution, without letting it touch their hearts, or letting the faith touch their hearts." I would have said Agnostics and all Christians who are constantly exercised by the question of God. But Sullivan is also saying that practicing the tenets of one’s faith is a bridge across doubt.And might we say Jews and Muslims have doubts, as well. I have avoided explaining what I meant about taking this into consideration when talking about the Shroud of Turin because I need to think about it some more.She is a member of some thirty scientific bodies and chairs the Italian Society of Historians of the Middle Ages. 131, October 1998, 64 pp.), throwing a number of doubts on the reliability of the tests carried out by the laboratories of Oxford, Tucson and Zurich. She also criticizes her colleagues: “The Shroud always inexplicably provokes an anticipatory reaction in intellectuals and many “enlightened” historians.Though knowing nothing, never having studied the subject, for them the thing is a fake. The point is different: it’s a matter of going on asking questions against an object freighted with mystery.I have decided to re-start my Shroud of Turin News. I will add any new articles for each month from the top.