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The Blood Of The Shroud

Author : D.B. Sanders
ISBN : 9780988550612
Genre : Fiction
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"I am tired of this life of death." So begins the adventure tale The Blood of the Shroud by D.B. Sanders, a page-turner novel from a new voice in the historical fiction genre. War brews in the Byzantine world as Pope Innocent III commands the fourth crusade to start, but this time the highly decorated William Arc, Commander of the Templar forces at Acre, wants no part of this glory and honor campaign. Setting forth from Acre to prevent the Templar's involvement, he undertakes a treacherous journey to Naples to present his case to Philippe de Plessiez, the newest Templar Master. Crossing the stormy Mediterranean will take more than skill for William who is now saddled with the added burden of protecting his nephew, Stephen, following the death of his brother Gregory who was killed in front of the young boy by the Pope's own henchman, AElfric of Abingdom. A skilled and godless warrior, AElfric gives no allegiances, using all within his reach tragically to serve his designs without remorse. But William's revenge against AElfric must wait, as the Venetians take control of the crusaders for their own aims, turning Innocent's forces against the heart of the Christian world, Constantinople, sending William twisting towards a fate that will plunge him into the very heart of the war he wanted to avoid-in an effort to save the Shroud of Christ from destruction. Blood flies across the pages as William and Stephen encounter an enchanting beauty and an unlikely ally in their quest, only to find themselves thwarted at every turn by AElfric who has his own plans for the Shroud. Clever and fast paced, this book blends historical fact with convincing fiction to weave a tale that celebrates faith and determination. Filled with unsavory characters and rapid action, readers will find this book an entertaining romp through the treacherous waters of the medieval times, cheering for the heroes and wishing a violent end to their enemies."

The Turin Shroud

Author : Lynn Picknett
ISBN : 9780743292177
Genre : History
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The authors of The Templar Revelation and The Sion Revelation draw on new findings to contend that the shroud was created by Leonardo Da Vinci, who they believe used sophisticated methods and his own image to create the shroud as a substitute for a medieval forgery. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.

Unlocking The Secrets Of The Shroud

Author : Gilbert R. Lavoie
ISBN : 9781457502125
Genre : Religion
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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.

The Shroud Of Christ

Author : Paul Vignon
ISBN : 1885395965
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Over the years, many books have appeared about the Shroud of Turin, the possible burial cloth of Christ. This book explores the Shroud's photographic breakthrough, showing in great detail the amazing "negative image" and offering scientific evidence for the potential legitimacy of the Shroud as being a relic from Christ.

Resurrection Of The Shroud

Author : Mark Antonacci
ISBN : 9781461732402
Genre : Religion
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This book scientifically challenges earlier radiocarbon testing and presents new evidence in determining the Shroud of Turin's true age.

The Holy Shroud

Author : Antonio Cassanelli
ISBN : 085244351X
Genre : Holy Shroud
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The Templars And The Shroud Of Christ

Author : Barbara Frale
ISBN : 9781908518408
Genre : Religion
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The Templars and the Shroud of Christ is the second book in this series by Vatican historian, Barbara Frale. The Knights Templar – the most powerful religious-military order of the Middle Ages – almost certainly looked after the mysterious shroud that is now kept in Turin. Worshipped in a relentlessly secret manner, and known in its intimate nature by only a handful of the order’s officials, the swathe of 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, Barbara Frale reaches back into the centuries and explores complex hypotheses on the shroud’s origins and offers a new viewpoint on this controversial relic.

Architecture For The Shroud

Author : John Beldon Scott
ISBN : 0226743160
Genre : Architecture
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The famed linen cloth preserved in Turin Cathedral has provoked pious devotion, scientific scrutiny, and morbid curiosity. Imprinted with an image many faithful have traditionally believed to be that of the crucified Christ "painted in his own blood," the Shroud remains an object of intense debate and notoriety yet today. In this amply illustrated volume, John Beldon Scott traces the history of the unique relic, focusing especially on the black-marble and gilt-bronze structure Guarino Guarini designed to house and exhibit it. A key Baroque monument, the chapel comprises many unusual architectural features, which Scott identifies and explains, particulary how the chapel's unprecedented geometry and bizarre imagery convey to the viewer the supernatural powers of the object enshrined there. Drawing on early plans and documents, he demonstrates how the architect's design mirrors the Shroud's strange history as well as political aspirations of its owners, the Dukes of Savoy. Exhibiting it ritually, the Savoy prized their relic with its godly vestige as a means to link their dynasty with divine purposes. Guarini, too, promoted this end by fashioning an illusionary world and sacred space that positioned the duke visually so that he appeared close to the Shroud during its ceremonial display. Finally, Scott describes how the additional need for an outdoor stage for the public showing of the relic to the thousands who came to Turin to see it also helped shape the urban plan of the city and its transformation into the Savoyard capital. Exploring the mystique of this enigmatic relic and investigating its architectural and urban history for the first time, Architecture for the Shroud will appeal to anyone curious about the textile, its display, and the architectural settings designed to enhance its veneration and boost the political agenda of the ruling family.

The Truth About The Shroud Of Turin

Author : Robert Wilcox
ISBN : 9781596986008
Genre : Religion
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Relying on new scientific research, the author presents a detailed argument that the Shroud of Turin belonged to Jesus.

From The Mandylion Of Edessa To The Shroud Of Turin

Author : Andrea Nicolotti
ISBN : 9789004278523
Genre : History
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Andrea Nicolotti reconstructs the history and iconography of an ancient image of Christ, the acheiropoieton ("not made by human hands") Mandylion of Edessa. He refutes the theory that the Mandylion still exists and is known as the Shroud of Turin.

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