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The sign : the shroud of Turin and the secret of the resurrection

Author: Thomas De Wesselow
Publisher: London : Viking, 2012.
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Christianity was born nearly 2000 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 1st-century preacher called Jesus manage to spark a new religion? How did Christianity take off so quickly, so convincingly, after the death of Jesus? The answer is as provocative and controversial as it is convincing, and it will shed new light  Read more...
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Named Person: Jesus Christ; Jesus Christ; Jesus Christ.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas De Wesselow
ISBN: 9780670921874 0670921874 9780670921881 0670921882
OCLC Number: 784582878
Description: xvi, 448 pages, [32] pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Introductions. The resurrection ; The shroud of Turin --
The historical riddle. Judaism before Easter ; The testimony of Paul ; The impact of Easter ; The Gospel stories ; The way ahead --
The unthinkable shroud. A unique spectacle ; The cloth examined ; The blood-image ; The body-image ; A natural image of Jesus? ; The carbon-dating fiasco ; The shroud in the East --
Seeing through the shroud. The animated shroud ; The risen Jesus ; The ascended Jesus --
Easter. The burial and the myth ; The far-from empty tomb ; The appearance to the women ; The appearance to Peter ; The appearance to the twelve --
The birth of the church. In accordance with the Scriptures ; The forgotten appearances ; The last of the Apostles ; The move to Edessa --
Conclusion. The Easter shroud.
Responsibility: Thomas de Wesselow.

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The birth of Christianity, nearly 2000 years ago, has shaped the whole course of human history. Yet historians still cannot explain how it all really began. What made Jesus' followers claim to have  Read more...

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Thorough, well-researched and fair-minded... Persuasive... much more than just an addition to the canon of Shroud literature * Irish Times * A fresh insight into the Easter story * Financial Times * Read more...

 
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