Sacred Blood, Sacred Image: The Sudarium Of Oviedo

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Ignatius Press, 2001 - Religion - 223 pages
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This is the story of the Sudarium of Oviedo, an ancient bloodstained cloth, believed to have covered the head of Jesus of Nazareth after his crucifixion. The author traces the known history of the linen and presents the up-to-date conclusions of EDICES. The investigative team that has been studying the cloth since 1989, discusses the cultural significance of the crucifixion and blood in the context of first-century Jerusalem. They demonstrate the significance of the famous passage of John 20:5-7, as analyzed by some of the most important Biblical scholars of the world. The book contains twenty pages of color photographs, many of which are from EDICES. These photographs explain visually the bloodstains and wrinkles found on the cloth, how the cloth was used, its comparison with the Shroud of Turin and the historical odyssey from Jerusalem to Spain.

 

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Contents

Illustrations
6
The Sudarium of Oviedo
13
The Permanence of the Relics in Oviedo
38
The Benediction and Indulgences
48
How the Sudarium Was Used 75
78
Comparative Studies
84
Crucifixion and Burial
102
Dating the Crucifixion
136
The Burial Cloths the Empty Tomb and the Resurrection
162
How Other Works
173
Sacred Blood Sacred Image
185
Chronology of the Sudarium of Oviedo
193
Bibliography
208
Index
215
Acknowledgements
223
Copyright

The Sudarium of John 20
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