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New Book About Christ’s Relics from Ignatius Press

October 31, 2013

hat tip to Joe Marino for this lead

imageThis book, published just a week ago, looks fascinating. (But is that a lepton in the upper left-hand corner of the cover?)

It’s called Witnesses to Mystery: Investigations into Christ’s Relics  and it is by by Grzegorz Gorny (Author) and Janusz Rosikon (Illustrator). It is only available in a hardcover edition. The price at Amazon is $23.77.

  • Hardcover: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Ignatius Press (October 22, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 158617844X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1586178444
  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 8.8 x 1 inches

The publisher, a significant Catholic publisher and film and music producer, offers the following description:

In this lavishly illustrated large coffee-table volume, writer Gorny and photographer Rosikon embarked on a two year investigative journey to seek the truth behind all the relics associated with the passion of Christ. The authors investigated a rich body of documentary evidence found in various museums, archives and churches surrounding sacred objects believed to have been preserved since Jesus’ lifetime, exploring and collaborating with historians and scientists in their attempt to verify the relics’ authenticity. They reach their conclusions not so much on the basis of faith as on the evidence supplied by historical sources and expert scientific opinion.

The relics associated with the Passion – the suffering, death and burial of Christ – have long proved something of an enigma for the scientific community. Relics investigated, and photographed, for this glorious volume include: the Cross, nails, crown of thorns, pillar of scourging, Christ’s tunic, the Veil of Manoppello, the Sudarium of Oviedo, the famous Shroud of Turin burial cloth and more.

Grzegorz Górny is a reporter, essayist, and film and television producer. He is the founder and editor-in-chief of the quarterly Fronda, and from 1994 to 2001 he co-authored a program under the same title that aired on the Polish national television. He has produced various documentary television series and authored numerous articles for European publications. His books includeBattle for Madrid (2010).

Janusz Rosikon is a photographer and a member of the Polish Journalists’ Association and the Association of Polish Artistic Photographers. His photographs have been featured in Time,Newsweek, and Reader’s Digest and various European publications. His work has been exhibited in public galleries in Poland, England, Austria, and North America. 

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  1. O.K.
    October 31, 2013 at 8:39 am

    Dan, you forgot that I promoted this book since I came to this forum. I have a Polish edition of it. I can say that although it is popular book, not free of some errors, and definetly pro-authenticity, it is without doubt worth the price. Barrie Schwortz is also promoting it http://ww.idziemy.pl/wiara/calun-przywrocil-mi-wiare/
    http://www.shroud.com/books.htm

  2. Max Patrick Hamon
    October 31, 2013 at 10:45 am

    Dan you wrote: “(But is that a lepton in the upper left-hand corner of the cover?)”.

    NOT AT ALL! It is a dilepton or prutah not to be mistaken for a half-prutah or lepton. You still cannot correctly discriminate between dilepton (lituus) and lepton (didn’t you wrote a little sthg as allegedly ‘scientific’ bottom-line study re ‘crazy suff’?).

    BTW the coin is not correctly orientated in conjunction with its actual partial blood decal left on the right eye area. ;-)

    • Max Patrick Hamon
      October 31, 2013 at 10:50 am

      Oops typo: didn’t you write….

  3. Louis
    October 31, 2013 at 6:05 pm

    Ignatius Press is a very good publisher, but the authors appear to have overlooked the fact that relics are only a part of the story.

    • O.K.
      November 1, 2013 at 3:28 am

      You mean Górny & Rosikoń? No, they haven’t overlooked that.

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