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Secret Of The Shroud

Author : Pamela Binnings Ewen
ISBN : 9781433671159
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A terrified apostle in AD 33 ... a tragic child in the 1950s ... a slick church leader in the twenty-first century ... all linked by the secret of the Shroud of Turin and by something more.

The Secret Of The Shroud Origin Of The Relic

Author : Lanfranco Pesci
ISBN : 1976948584
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THE SECRET OF THE SHROUD - ORIGIN OF THE RELIC, the first Volume of the trilogy "The Relics of the Templars"A breathtaking self-published novel by Lanfranco Pesci.For any question or info, contact the author on facebook account "Lanfranco Pesci Scrittore".During a quiet night, the sheets that were part of the sepulchral set of Christ are stolen from the cathedrals where they have been kept for centuries. The Holy Shroud in Turin, the Holy Face in Manoppello, the Sudarium in Oviedo, the Holy Cap in Cahors, the Holy Canvases in Kornelimunster and the Holy Sudarium in Carcassonne. Nobody is spared. Behind the thefts, the hand of a mysterious sect who decides to analyzed them in great secrecy to unveil the mystery that surrounds the sheets. Will they be moved by a simple desire to know or will they have something more macabre in mind?The Grand Master of the Order of the Templars calls his best men to the castle to look for the trail of the lost sheets. Marco, retired to private life to cultivate the love he feels for Paola; Elisa, trained in great secrecy by Professor Lunardi, an influential member of the Order, who disappeared under unclear circumstances; Aldo and Stefano, veterans of the Order of the Temple; Antonio, Lorenzo and Giovanna, young recruits at the end of their training. All initiated into the art of assassins, trained in the practices of espionage and esoteric knowledge.Helped by Lamech, a former mercenary who converted to papal spy and hampered by Sigmund, an enigmatic necromancer extraordinarily fascinated by the experiments of Girolamo Segato, the protagonists reach the place where it is about to consume an incredible and macabre sacrifice.The prophecy of Nostradamus is about to come true.Some doctors and scholars are kidnapped and called to compose an ad hoc team with the sole objective of discovering the truth about the Holy Sheets. The research leads to a completely unexpected conclusion: the Holy Shroud is authentic, but with it, also all the other drapes. Professor Morcaldi, an expert in radiocarbon dating, discovers through which process the image of a crucified man has been formed on the linen cloth; finally the truth is about to come to the surface.Deception, betrayals and twists follow one another in a novel that sees as battles theaters some of the most evocative places in Europe.Will the protagonists ever manage to return the Holy Relics to their legitimate owners?Will humanity be ready to discover through which process the image imprinted on the most revered and acclaimed sepulchral cloth of Christ was formed?But even more, will humanity be ready to discover what is the connection between the Holy Shroud and the notorious Holy Grail?The solution of the enigma will give an answer, but this depends only on you.Available for editors publishing proposal.

The Turin Shroud Secret

Author : Sam Christer
ISBN : 9780748130016
Genre : Fiction
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It is the most controversial religious icon in the world. No one knows where it came from. No one knows when it was made. But now, the greatest mystery in religious history holds the key to a present-day serial killer who devises savage, bizarre deaths for his victims. And only two American cops, following a trail that stretches from California to the Vatican, can expose the secret of the Shroud. From internationally bestselling author Sam Christer, published in 35 languages around the world, comes a thriller packed with relentless action, shocking twists and astounding research - the most suspenseful and intelligent novel of its kind since The Da Vinci Code.

The Sign

Author : Thomas de Wesselow
ISBN : 9781101588550
Genre : Religion
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Christianity was born nearly two thousand years ago in ancient Palestine. It has shaped the course of human history. Yet historians still cannot say how it really began. How did a first-century Jew called Jesus manage to spark a new religion? It is one of the biggest and most profound of all historical mysteries. This extraordinary book finally provides a convincing answer. Traditionally, the birth of Christianity has been explained via the miracle of the Resurrection. After Jesus died he was raised from the dead by God and appeared to his disciples, telling them to spread the gospel. Once they saw the Risen Jesus, nothing could shake their belief. Within a few generations Christianity had spread throughout the Middle East and Europe; within a few centuries it had taken over much of the world. 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 his followers convinced that he was their immortal Messiah? Art historian Thomas de Wesselow has spent the last seven years deducing the answer to this puzzle, and in doing so he has pieced together an entirely new picture of the birth of Christianity. Reassessing a familiar but misunderstood historical source and reinterpreting many 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.

The Second Messiah

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Unlocking The Secrets Of The Shroud

Author : Gilbert R. Lavoie
ISBN : 9781457502125
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One of the first books written in the U.S. since 1988 that presents the Shroud of Turin as the authentic burial cloth of Jesus of Nazareth. The author, a medical doctor, takes us on a scientific and scriptural search (with more than 70 revealing photographs) that allows us to decide for ourselves whether the ancient cloth has any meaning for us today. A companion video that traces the story of the shroud from Turin to Jerusalem is also available. In 1961, while poking around in a used bookstore in Boston, Lavoie stumbled across a paperback called A Doctor at Calvary, by French surgeon Pierre Barbet. As Lavoie thumbed through the pages, he discovered that Barbet was writing not about Jesus' crucifixion but about the Shroud of Turin, a piece of cloth that contained the bloody image of a naked man. Thus began Lavoie's 30-year quest to uncover the true origins of the Shroud and to reveal its mysteries. In this well-told scientific and theological detective story, Lavoie offers a step-by-step account of his attempts to prove that the Shroud of Turin could well have been the shroud that covered Jesus as he was taken from his cross to his tomb. In order to show that the marks on the cloth are indeed blood stains, Lavoie discusses the nature of blood as it clots, especially when those clots are covered with cloth. Through various experiments, he is able to conclude: "blood clots transfer to cloth as mirror images of themselves; the neatness of the transfers is related to the fact that the man of the shroud died in the vertical position; the time the clots take to transfer to cloth coincide closely with the gospel timetable of the death and burial of Jesus." Lavoie is on his firmest footing when he sticks to his scientific theories, but when he begins to argue in the final chapters that John's gospel and letters indicate that John possessed the shroud and was hiding it from his audience, he treads shakier speculative ground.

Unwrapping Ancient Egypt

Author : Christina Riggs
ISBN : 9780857854988
Genre : Social Science
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In ancient Egypt, wrapping sacred objects, including mummified bodies, in layers of cloth was a ritual that lay at the core of Egyptian society. Yet in the modern world, attention has focused instead on unwrapping all the careful arrangements of linen textiles the Egyptians had put in place. This book breaks new ground by looking at the significance of textile wrappings in ancient Egypt, and at how their unwrapping has shaped the way we think about the Egyptian past. Wrapping mummified bodies and divine statues in linen reflected the cultural values attached to this textile, with implications for understanding gender, materiality and hierarchy in Egyptian society. Unwrapping mummies and statues similarly reflects the values attached to Egyptian antiquities in the West, where the colonial legacies of archaeology, Egyptology and racial science still influence how Egypt appears in museums and the press. From the tomb of Tutankhamun to the Arab Spring, Unwrapping Ancient Egypt raises critical questions about the deep-seated fascination with this culture ? and what that fascination says about our own.

The Secret Gospel Of Mark And The Burial Shroud Of Jesus

Author : Rev. Gaetano Salomone
ISBN : 1436369088
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What does the so-called Secret Gospel of Mark and modern day Shroud of Turin have in common? Breaking new ground in both sindonology (the study of the Shroud) and New Testament studies, this book explores the mystery behind the lost gospel and the mysterious story of a figure wrapped in linen that it describes. When this controversial text is reinserted back into the biblical storyline, it ties together a number of complex themes that ultimately serve to reveal the burial/resurrection shroud of Jesus. Secret Mark may thus be the missing link in a long line of evidence pointing toward the Shroud of Turin's first century origin and the fallacy of the cloth and its image being a medieval forgery. Paradoxically, critical scholarship's own methods bring to light one of the central relics of Christian faith that may well be the only material artifact of the historical Jesus. Only by reading non-canonical, apocryphal scripture can the Shroud be more readily perceived in the symbolic codes of the New Testament gospel. This "director's cut" of the Gospel of Mark is sure to fascinate and enthrall anyone interested in the historical Jesus and the origins of Christianity both believers and non-believers alike.

The Brotherhood Of The Holy Shroud

Author : Julia Navarro
ISBN : 9780385673945
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One of History’s Most Sacred Treasures. . . An Age-Old Secret Conspiracy. . . Now the Truth Is Revealed. . . . Marco Valoni, chief of Italy’s Art Crimes Department, is convinced that a fire in the Cathedral of Turin that leaves a strangely mutilated, unidentifiable body on the scene was no accident. It is only the last in a long line of mishaps, going back over a hundred years, that have occurred in the church – which happens to be home to what millions of the faithful believe is that authentic burial shroud of Jesus Christ. Valoni and his crack team of specialists embark on an investigation that soon leads them into dangerous territory, territory controlled by some of the most powerful men in the world. Not only do they discover evidence of a secret Christian sect that traces its priests to the very disciples of Jesus himself, but also that the Knights Templar – supposedly destroyed forever when Philip the Fair of France watched their last Grand Master, Jacques de Molay, burn at the stake in 1314 – may not have disappeared at all, and may indeed be very much alive and active in the 21st century. Julia Navarro skillfully weaves the Italians’ thrilling present-day investigation with the spine-tingling history of the Holy Shroud itself, and with a chilling tale of ancient rivals, equally devoted to the relic, and equally willing to sacrifice anything – perhaps even their immortal souls–to possess it. From communities of the Middle East founded by Jesus himself, to medieval Byzantium, to the highest councils of the Vatican and the boardrooms that run the world today, The Brotherhood of the Holy Shroud is a provocative page-turner of the highest order – one that will challenge you to believe. "The screams of the tortured men echoed within the thick walls of the dungeons. How many days had passed since they were arrested? The Templars had lost count. . . . A man, his face concealed by a hood, watched the suffering of the knights from the shadows, these knights who had once wielded their swords and risked their very lives to defend the Cross. Reveling in their torment, sick with avarice and cruelty, Philippe signaled the torturers to go on…. Broken and bloodied, Jacques de Molay could hardly see, but he sensed who it was beneath the hood. A smile came to the Grand Master’s lips when the king demanded that he confess where he had hidden the holy shroud of Jesus. At last Philippe saw that it was futile to continue. De Molay would not yield…. Fire began to burn the Templars’ ravaged flesh. Jacques de Molay’s eyes remained fixed on Philippe, and before him and the people of Paris the Grand Master proclaimed his innocence and called down divine justice on the king of France and Pope Clement, summoning them to stand with him before the judgment of God within the year. A shiver ran down Philippe’s spine as de Molay’s words rang out. No, God could not be on the side of these Templars, these heretics. He, Philippe, king of France, was obeying the laws of the Church. But was he obeying the laws of God?" —From The Brotherhood of the Holy Shroud From the Hardcover edition.

The Templars And The Shroud Of Christ

Author : Barbara Frale
ISBN : 9781510702097
Genre : Religion
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The author of TheTemplars: The Secret HistoryRevealed continues her stunning investigation into the legendary knightly sect and the Shroud of Turin… In recent years the Knights Templar—the most powerful religious-military order of the Middle Ages—has become the focus of countless books and movies focusing on their legendary lost treasures. But what is less known is that the Templars almost certainly looked after the mysterious shroud that Christ was said to be buried in—the Shroud of Turin. Worshipped in absolute secrecy and known in its intimate nature by only a handful of the order’s officials, the fabric was kept in the central treasury of the Knights Templar, who were known for their expertise in the field of relics. In an age of doctrinal confusion, the shroud might have represented for the Knights Templar a powerful antidote against the spread of heresy. By tracing faint clues concerning the shroud’s movements during medieval times, Vatican Secret Archives historian Barbara Frale reaches back through the centuries and explores numerous complex hypotheses on the shroud’s origins and legends, offering an enlightening new viewpoint on this controversial relic. Winner of the National Cultural Prize of the Cultural Association of Marina di Carrara.

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