I’ve seen the news concerning Freeman’s hypothesis about the Shroud that is now in Wikipedia.
My question is simple: Why everyone interested by the Shroud, whether it is religious people, fans of the supernatural or skeptics like him always sees an image of the Resurrection on a cloth that ONLY shows the image of a DEAD CHRIST?
This simple observation is completely astonishing for someone Cartesian like me… Should I refresh the memory of all those people by simply saying that, before the incapacity of STURP to find a complete explanation for the image formation and the curious C14 dating result of 89, the catholic tradition was always referring to the Shroud as being the burial cloth of Jesus-Christ showing an image of him after his Passion and death? And most researchers prior to the post-STURP days (even catholic believer researchers) were convinced that the image was the result of some sort of interaction between the cloth and the DEAD BODY OF JESUS?
But does everyone see an image of the Resurrection (or of a resurrected Christ or a resurrecting Christ)? I’ve never thought about what everyone sees much less thought about what I see in this context. Is it (representative of) Jesus an instant before resurrection, Jesus during resurrection or the Christ an instant after resurrection but before opening his eyes, for instance?