Join the Lewis & Tolkien Society on
Saturday, September 8th, at noon for
The Shroud of Turin: Ancient History: New Research
The Shroud of Turin is a length of linen cloth bearing the negative image of a man whom many Christians for many centuries have believed to Our Lord Jesus Christ. In recent years it has been kept in the royal chapel of the Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist in Turin, Piedmont, northern Italy, where It has become an object of popular devotion since in 1898 an Italian photographer Secundo Pia created a negative image that clearly shows a crucified man. The shroud has repeatedly been declared a forgery, but attempts to discover pigment on the fabric have consistently failed. The Church has never declared its authenticity. Blessed John Paul II called the Shroud of Turin “a mirror of the Gospel.”
Dr. Cheryl White, who teaches history at LSU-Shreveport, has devoted part of her scholarly career to discovering the pre-medieval history of the Shroud and researching its origin. Join the Society on Saturday September 8h at noon to hear Dr. White and see her excellent presentation.
Champagne, Box Lunch, and Good Learning
$28 if convenient
For reservations visit www.lewistolkiensociety.org, or call 214-350-2669 or 214 350-0039.