Science & the Shroud of Turin
Friday, October 4, 2019, 7:00 P.M.- 9:00 PM

Can science prove that this burial shroud, imprinted with marks that reflect the wounds of crucifixion, was used to cover Jesus of Nazareth?

In this presentation on the Shroud of Turin, Father Spitzer points out a significant flaw in the 1988 carbon testing that dated the origin of the Shroud to the middle ages. He then discusses new data that strongly suggests that not only is the Shroud a first century artifact but quite possibly a relic of the resurrection.


Fr. Robert J. Spitzer

Fr. Robert J. Spitzer, S.J., Ph.D. is a Jesuit priest, philosopher, educator, author, speaker, and former President of Gonzaga University. He is founder and currently active as president of the Magis Center of Reason and Faith. He has made many TV appearances including: Larry King Live (debating Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow), the Today Show (debating on the topic of active euthanasia), The History Channel in “God and The Universe,” and a multiple part PBS series “Closer to the Truth.”

Joseph Marino

Joseph Marino, a former Benedictine monk, has been studying the Shroud of Turin, believed by many to the burial cloth of Jesus, since 1977. He presented a paper at the Sindone 2000 World Congress in Orvieto, Italy, hypothesizing that the reason the 1988 C-14 dating of the Shroud resulted in a date range of AD 1260-1390 for the cloth was because of a sixteenth-century repair in the sample area. Marino is the author of Wrapped in the Shroud: Chronicle of a Passion.

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Where: Freed Theater, Christ Cathedral Campus
When: Friday, October 4, 2019, 7:00 P.M.- 9:00 P.M.
Light reception (must be purchased in advance) 5:30 P.M.