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Recycling Jesus

(2013)
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The premise was simple.
Steal DNA from the Shroud of Turin, decode it, build a new Jesus.
"So what if they got a sample of DNA from the Shroud of Turin. Even if the body was that of Jesus, and even if they do decode the DNA, and even if they are able to put it together, what would they have?" Father O'Byrne asked. "A boy that looks like a close relative. But Jesus was more than man. Fully man, fully God. What they would have is only his earthly body."
Retired DEA Agent Duncan Crouther was not so sure.
"You're overlooking something. Jesus, God and man may be so intertwined that the DNA of one cannot be separated from the other. And even if that isn't so, you said the image on the Shroud could have been caused by Jesus' resurrection, which would mean that the DNA is of the total Jesus. But forget all of that. It's the perception that's important. If Bagratian can prove the body on the Shroud was Jesus, and manage to sequence the DNA, and make a new Jesus, what's to keep him from replicating a whole bunch? Instead of trying to buy an election, every billionaire could purchase his own flesh and blood Jesus. Or what's to keep Bagratian from starting up his own religion with his own Jesus. If you think we had religious wars in the past, hang onto your testes."

 
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Paperback Editions

January 2013 : USA Paperback
Title: Recycling Jesus: A new Jesus from old DNA
Author(s): Peter E Abresch
ISBN: 1-4819-4562-9 / 978-1-4819-4562-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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Kindle Editions

January 2013 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: Recycling Jesus
Author(s): Peter Abresch
Publisher: Create Space
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