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Relics of the Christ Hardcover – March 16, 2007
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"A provocative book."―Milton C. Moreland, editor of Between Text and Artifact
"Free of sarcasm and without any sort of denigration of religion in general or Christianity in particular, this book provides an indispensable guide to the subject of relics, especially in its detailed refutation of hot-off-the-presses, spurious claims on behalf of the Turin Shroud and associated hoaxes."―Robert M. Price, Professor of Theology and Scriptural Studies, Johnnie Colemon T
""Thorough, fair and entertaining.""―Journal of American Cultures
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The basic outline of each chapter was to present and article, give a brief history of its origin and provenance and then refute the authenticity of the relic. The book would have been much better if he had chosen less relics and focused more on the history, the provenance, and the arguments (both for and against) each relic rather than trying to squeeze in very little information on each. All of the information presented can be found on Wikipedia or some other online resource and was really not original research relying on "primary" sources. In my opinion, this book seemed more like a "report" written for a class, than the scholarly overview of relics it was portrayed as being.
a substantial amount of works,but unfortunately,they are limited
to English literature. Since most of these relics are located in
Italy, France and Germany,then the bulk of works concerning history,
authencity and scientific reports are written in Latin, Italian,
German and French. These works are missing in the bibliography of
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