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The 1988 C-14 Dating Of The Shroud of Turin

A Stunning Expose

Joseph G G Marino

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Joseph Gerald Marino
04 November 2020
A majority of scientific and historical evidence proves the Shroud of Turin is the authentic burial cloth of Jesus of Nazareth. Only one test says otherwise-the carbon date performed in 1988. The Shroud of Turin is the most studied artifact in human history. If science can prove the Shroud to be the authentic burial cloth of Jesus, the spiritual, psychological, and societal consequences would be unthinkably profound. In 1978, an investigation by a group of elite scientists known as Shroud of Turin Research Project (STURP) pointed toward authenticity. STURP, composed mostly of U.S. scientists who worked in the country's nuclear and space programs, concluded that the image NOT the product of an artist. Additional research since that time has also been predominantly pro-authenticity. But only one test claims otherwise-the carbon date performed in 1988, whose results were announced as AD 1260-1390-a test that has since been proven questionable on multiple levels. Most people are unaware that C-14 is normally only a confirmatory test and does not outweigh the accumulation of other evidence. So how did one test deceive the world about the most important relic in human history? Joseph G. Marino is one of the world's leading scholars in the study of the Shroud; he has researched, lectured, written, appeared on various radio and TV programs, and has presented at multiple international conferences. During the more than forty years that Marino has studied the Shroud, he has gained access to many rare documents concerning the events surrounding the carbon dating of the Shroud in 1988. He has spent countless hours for over thirty years researching and compiling the relevant data pertaining to the test. His latest book, The 1988 Dating Of The Shroud of Turin: A Stunning Expose, is an explosive revelation about the largely-unknown and disturbing politics, backstabbing, personal agendas, egoism, and incompetence of not only the carbon-14 team members but even the Catholic Church as well. It is one of the most important books on the Shroud of Turin ever written. It is an invaluable resource for all researchers on the topic and will be consulted for many years to come.
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Imprint:   Joseph Gerald Marino
Dimensions:   Height: 229mm,  Width: 152mm,  Spine: 41mm
Weight:   1.057kg
ISBN:   9781734813036
ISBN 10:   1734813032
Pages:   804
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Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Reviews for The 1988 C-14 Dating Of The Shroud of Turin: A Stunning Expose

By far the most thorough assessment of all available data pertaining to the 1988 carbon dating of the Shroud of Turin. This book should serve as a stern warning to all of us that a single datum should never be allowed to fly over the preponderance of data pointing in a different direction. August D Accetta, MD Founder of the Shroud Center of Southern California The author illuminates the uncertainty, confusion, irony and tragedy surrounding the carbon dating of the Shroud. Mark Antonacci, author of Resurrection of the Shroud and Testing the Shroud at the Atomic and Molecular Levels I can think of absolutely no one besides Joe Marino who would take the years of incredibly painstaking research necessary in order to assemble, compile, and record all of these data and minutia, plus many different interpretations from multiple angles. What a favor for those interested in Shroud of Turin enquiry! Gary Habermas, Ph.D, co-author, Verdict on the Shroud & The Shroud and the Controversy Shroud of Turin authority Joe Marino and his wife Sue Benford are credited with advancing the most important reason why many (including me) regard the 1988 carbon dating of the Shroud as fatally flawed--- namely, the fabric sample selected from a damaged/contaminated Shroud edge that had almost certainly been repaired by a Middle Ages textile artisan using the skill of invisible repair favored by kings to mend their favorite capes and blankets. The inexplicable twists and turns of the numerous meetings and arguments held between carbon dating specialists, Vatican officials, and Shroud scientists over a period of years somehow resulted in flawed decisions that left the Shroud dating open to controversy are challenging to follow, but Joe has exhaustively walked the trail for us through virtually all the meetings---both public and even many closed door---by quoting other participants so readers can see for themselves how the dating controversy evolved and remains, until more thorough tests are performed using samples uncontestedly from the original cloth using modern technologies. Ed Prior, retired NASA scientist Without doubt, what Joe Marino has documented and assembled here will quickly be acknowledged as the definitive reference on what actually occurred during the 1988 radiocarbon dating of the Shroud. A critical volume for every Shroud scholar. Barrie M. Schwortz, official Documenting Photographer for the 1978 Shroud of Turin Research Project Joe Marino has concisely articulated the many cautionary tales surrounding the Carbon-14 dating of the Shroud of Turin. This work, resounding with clarity, is a must-read for every serious inquirer into the Shroud's deep mysteries. Cheryl H. White, Ph.D., Professor of History, Shroud researcher


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