The Shroud Of Turin Research

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How the Shroud of Turin can help one Reflect on one’s Faith
The Shroud of Turin is an iconic relic that may invoke Christians to objectively examine their faith. Because of the nature of the Shroud, Christians and scientists alike grapple with its secret. If the Shroud of Turin is the actual burial cloth of Christ, something magnificent happened to the body within that Shroud. Investigating the Shroud of Turin encourages a Christian to reflect on his/her faith by looking at Trenn’s description of the Shroud, examining the dating methods of the Shroud of Turin, and acknowledging the mystery within the Shroud that cannot be explained by science.
In Trenn’s article he gives explicit descriptions of the Shroud of Turin which invokes ones imagination and thus causes one to reflect on Jesus. Trenn explains that the Shroud of Turin is a piece of material which measures over 14 feet long and over three foot wide, and is thought to be the garment that Christ was wrapped in after the crucifixion (Trenn, 1997). Trenn gives great attention in explaining
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The unsolved mystery requires Christians to objectively look at the facts and also look at the faith surrounding it. To prove or disprove the Shroud is impossible, and no concrete evidence can be given by Christians or scientists no matter how much anyone struggles to produce answers (Trenn, 1997). As Trenn (1997) writes, “…all attempts to explain the Shroud away are as defective, ultimately, as the attempts to authenticate it” (pp.137). This reminds Christian’s to accept the mystery of the Shroud without a tangible explanation, thus forces them to examine their motives. Christians should turn their attention to the object of the shroud’s mystery: Jesus Christ. The mystery cannot be explained by science, so we can look at our faith in light of having no scientific

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