Jesus Relics Hardback

From the Holy Grail to the Turin Shroud

by Joe Nickell;

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Jesus Relics

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The truth behind the Jesus relics revered by Christians through the ages. 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.In "The Jesus Relics", Joe Nickell examines the authenticity of numerous Christian relics, investigating not only the objects themselves, but also the methods that were used to substantiate these proposed treasures. The perennial debate over the authenticity of such relics as the Shroud of Turin, the cross on which Christ was crucified, and the head of John the Baptist leads Nickell to study the available evidence. He uses all the tools available to him, from science to historical investigation. For example, radiocarbon dating places the cloth from the Shroud of Turin in the Middle Ages, not the first century. Similarly, radiocarbon dating of purported wood from Christ's cross shows it to be from 980-1146 AD.Nickell also explains that pieces of John the Baptist's head were so abundant in the 13th century that jokes were made about them.

Jesus Relics by Joe Nickell was published by History Press Tempus Publishin in May 2008. The ISBN for Jesus Relics is 9780752445984.

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Details for Jesus Relics

Page last updated 15th September 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherHistory Press Tempus Publishin (May 2008)
Number of Pages256
Thickness10 mm
Height235 mm
Width165 mm
Product Code1138011
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