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New Book: The Coming of the Quantum Christ:

October 2, 2014 8 comments

. . . The Shroud of Turin and the Apocalypse of Selfishness

What some of us are saying over on Amazon:

imageDan Porter, Editor of Shroudstory.com called Quantum Christ "the best book ever written about the Shroud." Actually, he wrote, "it is not just about the Shroud. The Coming of the Quantum Christ is about what the Shroud is about. It is about the confluence of streams of human understanding that meet in the study of the Shroud. Religion converging with science is one. Our history meeting our future is another. This book will make you think."

Award winning film producer [Silent Witness] David Rolfe wrote: [John Klotz’s] assembly of the evidence for authenticity is meticulous and he relays it in an unfolding chronicle which also reveals the twists, turns and human frailties that have bedeviled the Shroud’s reputation and left it in limbo to anyone who has never taken the time and trouble to dig a little deeper. It is far reaching in its scope and cconclusions. Hold on to your hats.”

imageAnnette Cloutier, author of Praey to God: A Tasteful Trip Through Faith, wrote "John Klotz’s genius in writing The Coming of the Quantum Christ is that he carefully and freely managed to integrate the whole of our current society and wrap it around the Shroud of Turin. The result of which The Coming of the Quantum Christ is the most exhilarating book ever written thus far on the investigations and the implications of the Shroud of Turin vis à vis the human condition. It is a clear and concise literary masterpiece, a must read for everyone interested or even just curious about the Shroud of Turin, Christ, and Life itself."

Joseph Marino, author of Wrapped-up in the Shroud summoned-up Quantum Christ in these words: "Heavily footnoted and lavishly illustrated with both color and black & white photos, this book should be in the collection of anyone interested in the Shroud, whether a novice or a trained scientist."

Barrie Schwortz, Editor of Shroud.com and Documenting Photographer of the 1978 Scientific Examination of the Shroud put it this way: "Meticulously researched, thoughtfully written and handcrafted with love and respect for the subject matter, this book is a must read for anyone fascinated by the Shroud of Turin and what it might mean to the world."

The Kindle Edition is $9.90 USD.   BUY IT!!!

  • File Size: 2466 KB
  • Print Length: 465 pages
  • Publisher: John C. Klotz (September 30, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00O3KFY0E
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled

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The Metamorphosis and Manipulation of a Legend?

September 26, 2014 4 comments

imageAndrea Nicolotti’s book, From the Mandylion of Edessa to the Shroud of Turin: The Metamorphosis and Manipulation of a Legend (Art and Material Culture in Medieval and Renaissance Europe) has finally been published in English. It was available in Italian in 2011. Andrea, who has commented in this blog on occasion, considers this to be a “revised and augmented edition.”

The price for the Hardcover edition is $124.00 at Amazon. The list price is $142.00.  (Please note that Amazon is reporting that the book has not been released even though the publication date is September 15th. Nonetheless, Amazon is accepting orders at this time).

A limited preview of the first chapter and the conclusion from the last chapter is available at Academia.org. The Table of Contents and Index are also provided.

The whet your appetite here are three paragraphs from the conclusion:

There is not a shred of evidence that the Mandylion of Edessa was a long shroud or that it showed the entire body of the crucified and wounded figure of Christ. Those who argue for the shared identity of the Shroud of Turin and the Mandylion of Edessa have based their arguments on evidence that cannot withstand close scrutiny. In order to argue for the authenticity of the Turinese relic, some have gone to great lengths. In so doing, they have approached the changing nature of the legends concerning this relic too simplistically. More-over, they have used evolving legends as if they were trustworthy historical sources, which is utterly unacceptable.

It is clear that the ultimate aim of the theory that identifies the Shroud with the Mandylion is to demonstrate that the Shroud of Turin has existed and can be documented since antiquity. But the first historical documents that mention the Shroud date to the fourteenth century, and the date obtained by radiocarbon dating places it between 1260 and 1390 CE. The history of the Shroud is the topic of my next book, but it is important to clarify that even if the Shroud was authentic and dated from the first century, it is a completely different object than the Edessean image.

We can therefore end this analysis by quoting the 1786 opinion of the Marquis Giovanni de Serpos, in regard to the reliability of that “sweet illusion” and the “birth of a devout imagination” in the legend of Abgar: “Everything so far narrated must be counted as mere fable.”

Order it today and Amazon will ship it the minute it becomes available. I look forward to reading this book and his next book on the history of the Shroud.

1st Place Book Award for Follow the Light, The Shroud’s Revelations

September 2, 2014 2 comments

Please note that this is a press release for an award. It is not a book release
announcement. The book was announced in this blog in early 2013. The book is
available at Amazon in hardcover, paperback and Kindle.


clip_image001FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Shroud of Turin; new study links the Shroud to the Resurrection of Jesus.

Follow the Light, The Shroud’s Revelations

Published by Outskirts Press

Outskirts Press announces the latest highly anticipated religion and science book
from, Lake City, FL,
Author T. C. Newman.
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Follow the light, The Shroud’s Revelations; Is now a 2014 1st Place Winner
Of the EVVY Book Awards, held in Denver, Aug.23.2014

The Shroud of Turin is one of the most misunderstood artifacts known to humanity however it is also one of the most rigorously investigated. This book deciphers the three-dimensional information encoded within the image of the Shroud of Turin, which has baffled scientist, chemist, and theorist who despite all their examinations, debates, and journalistic data, cannot explain the mechanics of the image, or what caused the image to appear. Many mysteries concerning the Shroud’s image are now identified. The follow-the-light-method also provides the most accurate portrayal of the man who rested underneath the Shroud. This journey combines over thirty-years of determination through experimentation. The author discovers the Shroud’s image is a blueprint that produces its own three-dimensional sculpture with astonishing new details never before realized. This documentation permits the reader to experience the events that explain the enigmas of the image-producing process, within an easy to follow storyline that powerfully exposes the hidden truth behind the creation of the Shroud’s image. The artistic-process is explained, so that an artist may duplicate the follow-the-light-method and verify all of the evidence that this book contains. The conclusion remains thought provoking and relinquishes all of this evidence to the hands of the reader to determine if the Shroud of Turin, is in fact the image of the true historic Jesus caused by the resurrection event.

imageFirst published February 11, 2013. Denver, CO, and Lake City, FL - Outskirts Press, Inc. has published Follow the Light, The Shroud’s Revelations by T. C. Newman.  The author’s most recent book to date is a 6 x 9 paperback in the religion and science category and is available worldwide on book retailer websites such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble. E-Book available at Amazon.com. Follow the Light, The Shroud’s Revelations is also available in a 6 x 9 case bound edition.  The webpage at www.outskirtspress.com/followthelight was launched simultaneously with the book’s publication.

115 pages in length, Follow the Light, The Shroud’s Revelations is being promoted to appropriate markets with a focus on the religion and science category.  With U.S. wholesale distribution through Ingram and Baker & Taylor, and pervasive online availability through Amazon, Follow the Light, The Shroud’s Revelations meets consumer demand through both retail and library markets with a suggested retail price of $14.95 and $24.95 for the paperback and case bound editions, respectively.

Additionally, Follow the Light, The Shroud’s Revelations, can be ordered by retailers or wholesalers for the maximum trade discount price set by the author in quantities of ten or more from the Outskirts Press Direct bookstore at www.outskirtspress.com/bookstore.

ISBN: 9781432797263

Format: 6 x 9 paperback white

SRP: $14.95

ISBN: 9781432797270

Format: 6 x 9 case bound

SRP: $24.95

For more information or to contact the author, visit www.outskirtspress.com/followthelight.

Or contact the author at, followtheshroudslight@gmail.com

About the author:

As a self-taught artist, T. C. Newman splits her passions between art and family.  Her mother was an artist and her father a physicist, so she developed a strong knowledge of art as well as all things mysterious.

About Outskirts Press, Inc.

Outskirts Press, Inc. offers full-service, custom self-publishing and book marketing services for authors seeking a cost-effective, fast, and flexible way to publish and distribute their books worldwide while retaining all their rights and full creative control. Available for authors globally at www.outskirtspress.com and located on the outskirts of Denver, Colorado, Outskirts Press represents the future of book publishing, today.

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Emanuela Marinelli: Fantacies! Non Existent Objects

August 30, 2014 8 comments

Flowers, tools of crucifixion, double impression of the right hand showing movement.

visionaries discredit the serious research on the Shroud

imageRobert Vitale over at the Amici della Sindone Facebook page, ( tell us (in Italian) about a new book (in Italian) which, as we read in the Bing translation:

It’s definitely one of the most controversial books written in relation to the shroud. The author, from Palermo Giuseppe Maria Catalano, Claims That Are Clearly visible on the Turin linen, traces of the resurrection of Jesus (in double impression of the right hand in the "movement" Among other things.) Not only. The author, as he Stated in His work, working on high magnifications Enrie photos, he noticed the presence of the fabric flowers, plants, (also on the helmet of thorns !!!), even of the tools used to crucify Christ. I have personally met Catalan, but blackberries than convinces me, I was confused blackberries. Have you ever read this book? And then, what do you think of the Sicilian scholar claims?

What the blackberries? Just ignore the fruit references; Bing is far from perfect.

Emanuela Marinelli, one of the world’s most respected shroud scholars,was quick to respond:

Fantasies! Catalano is not the first to see non-existent objects in every spot of the Shroud.http://people.duke.edu/~adw2/shroud/whanger.htm Unfortunately, these visionaries discredit the serious research on the Shroud.

Notice that Emanuela is pointing to the Duke University based site of Alan Whanger.

Roberto Vitale replies:

also add my testimony. Naturally skeptical of these claims, I just tried to figure out who he really was the "character" Catalano, visiting the photographic exhibition on the Shroud actually a commercial for his book,he set up in Palermo. Catalan is definitely an interesting character in his own way highly educated, but, and here I fully agree with Emanuela Marinelli, definitely imaginative. Just think of his thesis, definitely out of the ordinary, with which Catalan claims that the Earth’s axis has shifted due to an asteroid. There were also problems with the Center for Sindonologia, as Catalano wanted to use his lawyers accusing him of defamation that the Centre had allowed himself to define "questionable" his thesis. As far as I know, his only threats were not carried out. What impressed me though, was the great journalistic attention turned to a study of this kind, reflecting the fact that the press is thrown a dead weight on the sensational, not investigating the goodness of the content of what they publish.

And, of course, we have someone in Australia who sees the eyes opening in order to take a quick peek around the room.

Coming Out of the Closet on Pollen and Plant Images

August 22, 2014 49 comments

imageStephen Jones has put together an interesting posting on the pollen found on the shroud and apparent images of plants some claim to see on the cloth. He does so from the perspective some material in a 2005 book, A Grain of Truth: How Pollen Brought a Murderer to Justice by Lynne Milne.

Stephen writes:

Milne has `come out of the closet’ and is clearly a Shroud pro-authenticist (whether she realises it or not), differentiating herself from Shroud sceptics, pointing out that the Shroud must have had an undocumented history outside of Europe before 1352, in the Middle East, the carbon-14 date for the age of the Shroud cannot be correct and indeed has been "discounted"!

Out of the closet? A pro-authenticist (whether she realizes it or not?

But when Milne writes in her book that . . .

The carbon-14 dating has since been discounted. The linen threads that were dated are chemically different from most of the’ Shroud linen. Was this younger thread used for mending the Shroud when it first arrived in France, or before it was taken from Constantinople?

Stephen disagrees. She is wrong, he tells us because the only satisfactory explanation for errors in the carbon 14 dating is Stephen’s own so far unsubstantiated theory that a computer hacker fudged the dates.

How to Start a Rumor

August 20, 2014 6 comments

Stephen Jones has started reading N.T. Wright’s monumental, 800+ page book, The Resurrection of the Son of God. He wonders in his blog, Is N.T. Wright a Shroud pro-authenticist?

imageThat Wright, a former Anglican Bishop of Durham, and a leading New Testament scholar, even mentioned the Shroud at all is amazing, given that Christian academics tend to ignore it, for fear of being thought of as belonging to the so-called `lunatic fringe’.

And that Wright referenced not a more well-known Shroud book, like one of Ian Wilson’s, but one that is less well known, by the Whangers, argues for Wright not only being a Shroud pro-authenticist, but having read widely in Shroud literature.

Tom Wright is one of my heroes. I’ve read many of his books including this one. It is probably the best modern-era book written on the subject. In my opinion, the reference to the shroud is casual, by-the-way, and unnecessary. I certainly don’t see how Stephen can assume that Tom Wright is a “a Shroud pro-authenticist” or has “read widely in Shroud literature.” 

But it makes for a silly rumor that might spread on the Internet.

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