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Relics of the Christ

Relics of the Christ

Author: Joe Nickell
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky, Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
The Holy Grail, the Lance of Longinus, and the True Cross are some of the most revered artifacts in the world today. These Christian relics are also a source of limitless controversy. They have incited bloodshed and, some say, are a source of miracles. They inspire fear and hope among the faithful, and yet are a perennial target for skeptics, both Christian and secular. To research the authenticity of numerous  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Nickell, Joe.
Relics of the Christ.
Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, ©2007
(DLC) 2006029341
Named Person: Jesus Christ; Jésus-Christ; Jesus Christ.
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Joe Nickell
ISBN: 9780813172125 0813172128 9780813137315 0813137314 1283327600 9781283327602
OCLC Number: 180878374
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 215 pages) : illustrations, map
Contents: Introduction : the life of Jesus --
The cult of relics --
Christian relics --
The Holy Grail --
Self-portraits of Jesus --
The true Cross --
Other crucifixion relics --
Holy shrouds --
The Shroud of Turin --
'Photograph' of Christ --
The Sudarium of Oviedo --
Blood of Jesus --
The James ossuary.
Responsibility: Joe Nickell.
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To research the authenticity of numerous Christian relics, Joe Nickell employs a scientific approach, using such techniques as radiocarbon dating, polarized-light microscopy, and forensic serology.  Read more...


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