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THE SHROUD OF TURIN

Conclusions, and books

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Conclusions:

It is inevitable that a topic of such great significance would gather conspiracy theories. Two are:

bulletThat the 1988 samples were doctored before the Carbon-14 tests were made. Ian Wilson demolishes this belief in his recent book on the shroud. 1
bulletHolger Kersten & Elmar R. Gruber, authors of The Jesus Conspiracy argue that the Vatican knows the truth about the shroud being Jesus burial cloth. However, they have engineered a massive conspiracy to generate phony Carbon 14 dates.

A serious problem with past studies of the Shroud is that most of the experts and other investigators appear to be strongly committed to the belief that the Shroud was used during Jesus' burial. Meanwhile, others are strongly committed to proving that it is not.

This author believes that none of the four possibilities (the shroud being a relic, historical artifact, icon or fraud) has been proven beyond reasonable doubt. Many scientific investigations of questionable accuracy have been performed. The Carbon-14 data looks reasonably conclusive. However it would be necessary to replicate the measurements, perhaps using more extreme cleaning techniques before one could say with certainty that the shroud was made from flax that was alive in the early 14th century. Hopefully, the Roman Catholic church will consent to further Carbon-14 tests, perhaps now that the 2000 Jubilee year is past.

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Books about the shroud:

bulletBooks promoting a 1st century origin of the shroud: 
bulletMark Antonacci, "The Resurrection of the Shroud: New Scientific, Medical, and Archeological Evidence," M Evans, (2000) Read reviews or order this book safely from Amazon.com online book store
bulletJanice Bennett, "Sacred Blood, Sacred Image : The Sudarium of Oviedo, New Evidence for the Authenticity of the Shroud of Turin," Libri de Hispania, (2001). Read reviews or order this book
bulletThomas Case, "The shroud of Turin and the C-14 dating fiasco," White Horse Press, (1996). Read reviews or order this book
bulletLeoncio A. Garza-Valdes, "DNA of God: Newly Discovered Secrets," Berkley Publ., (2001). Read reviews or order this book
bulletVittorio Guerrera, "The Shroud of Turin: A Case of Authenticity," (2000). Read reviews or order this book
bulletRodney Hoare, "The Turin shroud is genuine: The irrefutable evidence," Souvenir Pr., (1999) Read reviews or order this book
bulletJ.C. Iannone, "The mystery of the Shroud of Turin: New scientific evidence," Alba House, (1998). Read reviews or order this book
bulletG.R. Jeffrey, "Jesus: The great debate," Frontier Research, (1999), Chapter 7, Pages 113 to 157. Read reviews or order this book. This book covers a lot of ground, but devotes a chapter to the Shroud.
bulletL.W. Konikiewicz, "Turin shroud and science," Panorama Publ., (1999). Read reviews or order this book 
bulletG. R. Lavoie, "Resurrected: Tangible Evidence That Jesus Rose from the Dead," Thomas More, (2000). Read reviews or order this book 
bulletG.R. Lavoie, "Unlocking the secrets of the shroud," Thomas More, (1998). Read reviews or order this book 
bulletBernard Ruffin, C. Bernard Ruffin, "The Shroud of Turin: The Most Up-To-Date Analysis of All the Facts Regarding the Church's Controversial Relic," Our Sunday Visitor, (1999). Read reviews or order this book 
bulletKenneth E. Stevenson, Grant R. Jeffrey, "Image of the Risen Christ," Frontier Research Publ., (2000). Read reviews or order this book 
bulletM. & A Whanger, "The shroud of Turin: An adventure of discovery," Providence House Publ., (1998) Read reviews or order this book
bulletIan Wilson, "Blood and the Shroud: New evidence that the world's most sacred relic is real," Touchstone Books, (1999) Read reviews or order this book
bulletBooks promoting a 14th century origin of the shroud: 
bulletH.E. Gove, "Relic, Icon or Hoax?: Carbon dating the Turin Shroud," Iop Publ., (1996) Read reviews or order this book safely from Amazon.com online book store
bulletChristopher Knight & Robert Lomas, "Second Messiah: Templars, the Turin Shroud, and the great secret of Freemasonry," Fair Winds Press, (2001). Read reviews or order this book
bulletWalter McCrone, "Judgment day for the shroud of Turin," Prometheus Books, (1999). Read reviews or order this book
bulletJoe Nickell, "Inquest on the shroud of Turin," Prometheus Books, (1987). Read reviews or order this book 
bulletG.A. Wells, "The historical evidence for Jesus," Prometheus Books, (1988), Read reviews or order this book

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References:

  1. Ian Wilson, The Blood and the Shroud: New Evidence that the World's Most Sacred Relic is Real," Simon & Schuster, (1998). Read reviews or order this book

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Originally written: 1999-NOV-18
Latest update: 2005-FEB-08
Author: B.A. Robinson

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