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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
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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
(OCoLC)71506911
Named Person: Jesus 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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