Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Main index #1: The evidence is overwhelming that the Turin Shroud is authentic!

The evidence is overwhelming that the Turin Shroud is authentic!
Copyright © Stephen E. Jones[1]

I often state that, "the evidence is overwhelming that the Shroud is authentic!" - because it's true! So here is part #1 of a multi-part series of posts with that heading. I will link back to this page whenever I make that statement in future.

[Above (enlarge): Secondo Pia's 1898 negative photograph of the Shroud face[2], which because it is a photographic positive, proved that the Turin Shroud image is a photographic negative[3, 4, 5]. See further under future "History of the Shroud.]

This first post in that series will serve as a main index to other posts in the series. Each item below will be a sub-index, which will link to pages, each on a single topic, containing brief items of relevant evidence backed by quotes and references supporting that topic. These headings may change and further headings may be added.

[Next: #2. Introduction]

  1. Introduction #2
  2. The man on the Shroud #8
  3. Other images and marks on the Shroud
  4. Bible & the Shroud
  5. History of the Shroud
  6. Archaeology & the Shroud
  7. Art & the Shroud
  8. Science & the Shroud
  9. Sudarium of Oviedo
  10. Image formation theories
  11. Problems for the forgery theory
  12. Objections
  13. Conclusion

Problem of the forgery theory. Since the only practically possible alternative to the Shroud being authentic is that it was created by a medieval or earlier artist/forger[6, 7, 8, 9], but photographic negativity was unknown until the early 19th century[10], this alone is proof beyond reasonable doubt that the Shroud is authentic! I will keep track of these problems of the forgery theory in my Topic Index, under "forgery theory, problems" and present them together under the future topic, "Problems of the forgery theory."

Continued in Introduction part #2 of this series.

1. This post is copyright. Permission is granted to quote from any part of this post (but not the whole post), provided it includes a reference citing my name (e.g. "Jones, S.E."), its subject heading, its date, and a link back to this post (if posted on the Internet). [return]
2. "Holy Face of Jesus," Wikipedia, 7 February 2015. [return]
3. McNair, P., 1978, "The Shroud and History: Fantasy, Fake or Fact?," in Jennings, P., ed., "Face to Face with the Turin Shroud," Mayhew-McCrimmon: Great Wakering UK, pp.26-27. [return]
4. O'Rahilly, A. & Gaughan, J.A., ed., 1985, "The Crucified," Kingdom Books: Dublin, pp.46-47. [return]
5. Antonacci, M., 2000, "Resurrection of the Shroud: New Scientific, Medical, and Archeological Evidence," M. Evans & Co: New York NY, pp.34-35. [return]
6. Thurston, H., S.J., 1903, "The Holy Shroud and the Verdict of History," The Month, CI, January, pp.17-29, p.19, in Wuenschel, E.A., 1954, "Self-Portrait of Christ: The Holy Shroud of Turin," Holy Shroud Guild: Esopus NY, Third printing, 1961, p.40. [return]
7. Walsh, J.E., 1963, "The Shroud," Random House: New York NY, pp.x-xii. [return]
8. Stevenson, K.E. & Habermas, G.R., 1981, "Verdict on the Shroud: Evidence for the Death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ," Servant Books: Ann Arbor MI, p.128. [return]
9. Schafersman, S.D., 1982, "Science, the public, and the Shroud of Turin," The Skeptical Inquirer, Vol. 6, No. 3, Spring, pp.37-56, p.42, in Nickell, J., 1987, "Inquest on the Shroud of Turin," [1983], Prometheus Books: Buffalo NY, Revised, Reprinted, 2000, p.141. [return]
10. "History of photography: Development of chemical photography," Wikipedia, 8 June 2015. [return]

Created 8 July 2015. Updated 29 October 2016.


Singing Bear said...

Stephen, thank you for keeping up all this good and essential work. Your posts never cease to inspire.

Stephen E. Jones said...

Singing Bear

>Stephen, thank you for keeping up all this good and essential work. Your posts never cease to inspire.

Thanks for your kind words of encouragement.

Stephen E. Jones
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