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Resurrection of the Shroud: New Scientific, Medical, and Archeological Evidence Hardcover – August 21, 2000
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For those who have never read on this topic, you might want to consider first reading Ian Wilson's "The Blood and the Shroud" and perhaps Gilbert Lavoie's "Resurrected". Wilson's book provides an excellent overview of what is known regarding the Shroud and Lavoie's book contains some information regarding shadowing on the Shroud that I have seen nowhere else. Antonacci's book is a must read for the hardy because of its impressive coverage, but the print is quite small and the text is less than scintillating. If you start this book, but do not finish it, find one that you will complete so that you will know what all the fuss is about!
Well, it's 2001, and scientists have been busy at work studying the Shroud of Turin for the past twenty years. But as usual, the mass media have told everybody "the scoop" about the Shroud: "It's a fake. Radiocarbon dating proves without a doubt---three well-respected international labs all agree---the cloth of the Shroud dates no earlier than 1260 A.D."
Read this book if you want to get the rest of the story. Antonacci does a fine job of reviewing all of the reasons why no skeptics have been able to demonstrate how the image on the cloth, which turns out to be an overlay of two different images, laid down at different moments---one relating to the blood flowing from over 140 wounds on the body, and the other relating to the 3-dimensional image of the body itself---could have been created by a medieval trickster. Even today, after the majority of the data hidden in the image has been revealed only by ultramodern techniques that no one in the Middle Ages could ever have conceived of, let alone anticipated by "painting" details onto the Shroud, the most dedicated and disinterested scientists who have spent years investigating the image are at a loss to explain a definitive mechanism that would account for the incredible wealth of details they can observe.Read more ›
The image isn't a paint, powder, stain or transfer image. It's not imitated by decomposition stains, sweat stains, oils or herb stains. A heat scorch can't contain the subtlety or sophistication of this relic's image. If "vapors" created the image, there would be no possibility that the image would have any focus or definition. Nor is body contact the catalyst for image creation, since a body impression would have a fattened, "fun house mirror" effect.
Add to the exclusion of these past explainations the possible x-ray qualities of the Shroud image, the 3- dimensional "distance sensitive" intensity of the image, the exterior objects near the body "imaged" on the cloth... AND...
The MOST RECENT feature discovered, one Mr. Antonacci wasn't yet informed about as he wrote this book... a faint face image on the backside of the Shroud!
Why the imprinting of only the highest image features on the backside of the cloth? If it was paint or sweat responsible, it would diffuse outward and not be limited to (mostly) the face. Skin oils and sweat would had also darkened the Shroud man's "posterior" image dramatically... the back and buttocks which had the most weight pressure on the linen... yet the Shroud's back image is as subtle as the front image!!
Mark promoted the theory that the cloth collapsed through an image creating field of energy. The faint imprinting on the exterior side of the Shroud seems to validate this!
This theory now has support...Read more ›
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Fascinating! Makes a great case for authenticity. A miracle for our times?Published 21 days ago by Lois
Like the author himself, I approached the topic as an agnostic. His presentation of the evidence is entirely lucid, well organized, and lawyerly. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Give Me a Break
Those who believe in miracles and supernatural events will love this book. Those who demand that events must follow the laws of physics will be annoyed. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Donald A, Sawyer
I found this book in a used book store for a dime and read it with no expectations. I must say I was amazed and convinced. Read morePublished on June 30, 2013 by Delia M. Lopez
Excellent read. I still refer to it today (2013). This book is thorough, and provides background from more than 300 research studies about the Shroud of Turin (up to 1999). Read morePublished on May 6, 2013 by Jim
Mark Antonacci "is a board member of several Shroud groups and is frequently interviewed for his expertise on the Shroud. Read morePublished on April 26, 2013 by Steven H Propp
So far I am about 4 chapters in and I find myself skipping a lot of the technical explanations. Not that there is anything wrong with that. Read morePublished on April 25, 2013 by Video Services Of Va