Tuesday, March 7, 2017

The Shroud of Turin

John Klotz
The Cross receives the living Savior and gives Him back dead;
the Shroud receives the dead Savior and gives him back alive. 

(Blessed Sebastian Valfre)
The authenticity of the Shroud as the burial cloth of Jesus Christ and the image that lends support to the account of his Resurrection pose challenges not just for skeptics but also for science and the Church, particularly Pope Francis and those who will succeed him to the papacy. They also pose a challenge to all of humanity, facing as it does the Apocalypse of Selfishness.

The challenge to the Catholic Church, Pope Francis and his successors, is to realize that the Church holds possession of the Shroud not just for Roman Catholics, but for all Christianity, and ultimately, all humanity.

The Coming of the Quantum Christ: The Shroud of Turin and the Apocalypse of Selfishness

(Ash Wednesday was last week. I was looking for something to read during the Lenten season when one of the good readers of the Day Book sent me a recommendation for the book quoted today. I find myself turning to it every time I have a spare moment. This is not a book that everyone will enjoy; it is what modern culture might jokingly call “science-ey” and not a devotional book in the conventional sense. But reading about the modern eye of science being brought close to the miracle of the Resurrection arouses something much deeper then emotion or devotion – indeed, “reverential fear”. The book is expensive, but the Kindle version is not.
Here is the link to the Introduction: Book Review of The Coming of the Quantum Christ)


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