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A Catholic Scientist Champions the Shroud of Turin

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Publisher: Sophia Institute Press
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Pages: 192
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The Shroud of Turin is celebrated as one of the holiest and most important relics of Christianity, with millions of pilgrims traveling to see the precious cloth in Italy on the rare occasions it has been displayed. Yet despite its enormous global popularity, the Shroud’s authenticity is not without question.

To address lingering uncertainties head-on, celebrated Catholic scientist Dr. Gerard Verschuuren explores and synthesizes the various scientific studies conducted on the Shroud —including those analyzing DNA, blood, carbon, pollen, textile, and anatomical issues — as well as its storied history.

He then scrutinizes the motives of the individual scientists performing these studies, the assumptions they employed to arrive at their conclusions, and the instances in which they veered into areas outside the competence of the sciences.

After this exhaustive and highly satisfying analysis, Dr. Verschuuren reveals the reasons why he believes the Shroud of Turin to be the actual burial cloth of Jesus Christ, the crucified Savior of mankind. And he celebrates it as a rare instance in which the science and faith communities can meet each other — and agree.

Gerard Verschuuren:

Gerard Verschuuren is a scientist, writer, speaker, and consultant, working at the interface of science, philosophy, and religion. He is a human geneticist who earned a doctorate in the philosophy of science, and studied and worked at universities in Europe and the United States.

Customer Reviews

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Joseph Raborg
Excellent and Succinct Defense of the Shroud of Turin

This book holds some eye opening information about the Shroud of Turin. The reader learns a lot about what history and science can tell us about the Shroud. Plus, the author does good work in telling us how to look at it through the eyes of Faith. Many people believe the Shroud is a forgery because carbon dating in 1988 dated the Shroud to no earlier than 1260 AD; however, the wealth of other data and flaws in the 1988 test show that the Shroud must be from around the time Our Lord walked the Earth.

The book is very easy to read, and I like how the author described the limitations of science towards the end of the book. The scientific method cannot teach us all there is to know in reality. Pick up this book if you want to be able to defend one of the most treasured relics in Christendom.