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Chris Aldrich

The Shroud Of Turin Takes A Liturgical Turn

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I've seen and read a fair amount on the Shroud of Turin, but never knew that this much scholarship was missing from the fray:

...the Shroud of Turin Research Project (STURP), which examined the Shroud in 1978, when it was still owned by the Savoy family, did not have a single expert in the history of relic cults, techniques of ancient weaving or the iconography of medieval painting on its team. No one appears to have investigated the kinds of loom, ancient or medieval, on which a cloth of this size may have been woven. Nor has anyone closely examined the many early depictions and descriptions of the Shroud that illustrate features now lost. 

via @JohnWFarrell on