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The Shroud Codex

(2010)
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The priest. . . . Brought back to life on an operating room table after a horrific car crash, Father Paul Bartholomew is haunted by frightening visions - especially the moments when he seems to inhabit the body of Christ at Golgotha. The skeptics. . . . Dr. Stephen Castle, a New York City psychiatrist and renowned atheist, has built an international reputation for his book arguing that religion is a figment of human imagination. Professor Marco Gabrielli, an Italian religious researcher and chemist, has made a career of debunking supposed miracles, of explaining the unexplainable. The miracle. . . . For centuries, however, the Shroud of Turin has defied scientific explanation. Is this ancient remnant that bears such a vividly detailed pictorial representation truly the burial cloth that wrapped Christ after he was taken down from the cross? Or is it the biggest fraud ever perpetrated on the Christian community? As Father Bartholomew - newly returned to his parish, the venerable St. Joseph's Church in upper Manhattan - celebrates Mass, blood starts running down his arm. The horrified congregation watches him collapse to the ground, his vestments soaked with the blood pouring from wounds on his wrists. The phenomenon is known as stigmata, when a person appears to manifest the wounds that Christ suffered upon the cross. But in Father Bartholomew's case there is a mysterious added dimension: he has been transformed to resemble in almost every physical aspect the Christ-like figure represented on the Shroud of Turin. Worried that Bartholomew's case could be proved a hoax, the Vatican employs Dr. Castle and Professor Gabrielli to investigate. But for the well-known psychiatrist and the experienced man of science both, Father Bartholomew presents the most perplexing challenge either has ever faced. Dr. Castle watches in person while the priest appears to writhe in agony, blood spurting from wounds identical to those portrayed on the famous shroud, and he wonders if he too can have been sucked into some kind of shared hallucination. Meanwhile, Professor Gabrielli - confident that he can reproduce the shroud by using materials and methods available in the Middle Ages - works frantically to prove that the shroud is a medieval forgery.

But when the priest's uncanny resemblance to the crucified Christ on the Shroud prompts the two men to investigate the famous artifact itself, each is finally forced to face mysteries that cannot be explained by sheer reason alone. It will be the most unsettling - and eventually soul-wrenching - journey of discovery they have ever undertaken.

From Jerome R. Corsi, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller The Obama Nation, comes a magnificent, thought-provoking first novel. Grounded in the same kind of in-depth, all-encompassing research that has distinguished Corsi's nonfiction, The Shroud Codex plumbs the farthest reaches of science and the human spirit.

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Hardback Editions

April 2010 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Shroud Codex
Author(s): Jerome R Corsi
ISBN: 1-4391-9041-0 / 978-1-4391-9041-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Threshold Editions
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Paperback Editions

April 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Shroud Codex
Author(s): Jerome R Corsi Ph D
ISBN: 1-4767-8829-4 / 978-1-4767-8829-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Gallery Books
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March 2011 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Shroud Codex
Author(s): Jerome R Corsi Ph D
ISBN: 1-4391-9044-5 / 978-1-4391-9044-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pocket Books
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April 2010 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Shroud Codex
Author(s): Jerome R Corsi
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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April 2010 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Shroud Codex
Author(s): Jerome R Corsi
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April 2010 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Shroud Codex
Author(s): Jerome R Corsi
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Title: The Shroud Codex
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