Notes on Jesus’ Resurrection 6: The Meaning of Jesus’ Resurrection for Today Wright’s Opening Comments The Resurrection and The Problem of Accounting for the Rise of Christianity

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The Shroud of Turin

Recent carbon dating has suggested it is a medieval forgery. The carbon dating however may have been picking up medieval overlays of paint and/or fiber.

Studies have revealed some extraordinary details: for example, it was customary to lay Roman coins over the eyes at death in the first century, and there are Roman coins on the figure on the Shroud which are from the right period. However it could still be a very clever later forgery.
Although some people may have become Christians based on the Shroud of Turin, it ultimately should not be essential to faith. If the bridge over which you cross to the mainland is rickety, what is important in the end is that you are on the mainland.

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