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The Keramion Lost And Found


Author : Philip E. Dayvault
language : en
Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
Release Date : 2016-03-05

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“Vivid historical writing . . . a fascinating and factual defense for the authenticity of the famous Shroud” (Christian Newswire). The Shroud of Turin, the traditional burial cloth of Jesus Christ, is either authentic or not. The Keramion, Lost and Found provides new answers to settle that centuries-old debate. In 2000, Philip Dayvault, a former FBI Special Agent, began a quest for ancient oil lamps in a faraway land, but it soon became an epic journey that gave rise to the questions… Could a small mosaic found in a faraway museum possibly have anything to do with numerous ancient, classical depictions of Jesus Christ? Could it bear an actual image of the God-Man, an image of God incarnate; and, perhaps, be the earliest known portrait image of Jesus Christ? Could it confirm vital, key elements of a 1700-year-old legend surrounding early Christianity? Could it possibly corroborate the authenticity of the Shroud of Turin as the first century burial cloth of Jesus Christ? Could the small mosaic, the ISA Tile, be the actual historical Keramion? Experience the providential discovery of the “key,” a beautiful mosaic that unlocks some of the mysteries of the Shroud and ancient, classical depictions of Jesus Christ in sacred art. Dayvault instinctively conducted this research from an investigative perspective. Now, ample evidence from this resolute and intriguing pursuit of the truth is finally revealed. With his guide and translator, Hafize, Dayvault traversed Turkey in search of ancient oil lamps, but found something much more illuminating. Be advised, though, you may also find something, perhaps, that you have been seeking all your life . . . the Truth!

A History Of The Iconoclastic Controversy


Author : Edward James Martin
language : en
Publisher: Mimesis
Release Date : 2014

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This book reports the most famous dispute between the Church and the State over the presence of paintings, mosaics, and statues in churches, in the period from 717 to 843. In no other book was the Iconoclastic Controversy described in a more detailed way. An essential volume not only for those who are interested in the religious discourse, but also for those who want to approach a very peculiar historical and artistic period. This is a new edition of the Society of the Promotion of the Christian Knowledge 1930 publication.

The Image Of Edessa


Author : Mark Guscin
language : en
Publisher: BRILL
Release Date : 2009

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The Image of Edessa, also later known as the Mandylion, was a relic of Christ, a cloth imprinted with his features which he had used to wipe his face, and subsequently used to cure King Agbar of Edessa, the first Christian ruler. This book collects and provides parallel translations of all the available written evidence for the image, along with detailed analysis of the history of the image. Guscin deftly seperates fact from legend, for while the story of King Agbar is certainly mythical, an image of some sort did definitely exist by the mid tenth century when it was translated to Constantinople.

Union With Christ


Author : Rankin Wilbourne
language : en
Publisher: David C Cook
Release Date : 2016-07-01

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Winner of the 2017 Christian Book Award for New Author Named one of the top books of 2016 by John Piper's Desiring God ministry To experience why the gospel is good news and answer life’s most foundational questions about identity, destiny, and purpose, we must understand what it means to be united to Christ. If you are a Christian, the Bible says that Christ has united his life to yours, that you are now in Christ and Christ is in you. This almost unfathomable truth is the central theme of the Bible from Genesis to Revelation. Yet few Christians today experience or enjoy this reality. Union with Christ reveals the transformational power of this ancient doctrine while addressing the basic questions of the human heart: Who Am I? Why Am I Here? Where Am I Headed? How Will I Get There? Nothing is more practical for living the Christian life than union with Christ. The recovery of this reality provides the anchor and engine for your life with God—for your destiny is not only to see Christ, but to actually become like him.

Caesar In Gaul And Rome


Author : Andrew M. Riggsby
language : en
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Release Date : 2010-01-01

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Anyone who has even a passing acquaintance with Latin knows "Gallia est omnis divisa in partes tres" ("All Gaul is divided into three parts"), the opening line of De Bello Gallico, Julius Caesar's famous commentary on his campaigns against the Gauls in the 50s BC. But what did Caesar intend to accomplish by writing and publishing his commentaries, how did he go about it, and what potentially unforeseen consequences did his writing have? These are the questions that Andrew Riggsby pursues in this fresh interpretation of one of the masterworks of Latin prose. Riggsby uses contemporary literary methods to examine the historical impact that the commentaries had on the Roman reading public. In the first part of his study, Riggsby considers how Caesar defined Roman identity and its relationship to non-Roman others. He shows how Caesar opens up a possible vision of the political future in which the distinction between Roman and non-Roman becomes less important because of their joint submission to a Caesar-like leader. In the second part, Riggsby analyzes Caesar's political self-fashioning and the potential effects of his writing and publishing the Gallic War. He reveals how Caesar presents himself as a subtly new kind of Roman general who deserves credit not only for his own virtues, but for those of his soldiers as well. Riggsby uses case studies of key topics (spatial representation, ethnography, virtus and technology, genre, and the just war), augmented by more synthetic discussions that bring in evidence from other Roman and Greek texts, to offer a broad picture of the themes of national identity and Caesar's self-presentation.

From The Mandylion Of Edessa To The Shroud Of Turin


Author : Andrea Nicolotti
language : en
Publisher: BRILL
Release Date : 2014-09-22

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Andrea Nicolotti reconstructs the history and iconography of an ancient image of Christ, the acheiropoieton ("not made by human hands") Mandylion of Edessa. He refutes the theory that the Mandylion still exists and is known as the Shroud of Turin.

The Shroud Conspiracy


Author : John Heubusch
language : en
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date : 2017-03-14

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In this intense and “absolutely brilliant thriller” (#1 New York Times bestselling author Brad Thor), a forensic anthropologist sets out to prove that the Shroud of Turin is a fake, but quickly discovers the opposite—and must race to stop the evil forces who want to use traces of blood in the fabric to clone Jesus Christ and bring on the second coming of their own design. Throughout his career, forensic anthropologist and outspoken atheist Dr. Jon Bondurant has investigated many religious artifacts said to be real, but he knows better. Only weak minds rely on such obviously false relics to maintain their silly, pointless faith. So when he is invited by the Vatican to examine the Shroud of Turin, said to be the burial cloth that covered the body of Christ—and the most revered of all Christian artifacts—he is delighted for the opportunity to prove once and for all that the Shroud is a fake. But when he meets Domenika Josef, the beautiful and devout Vatican representative who finds him arrogant and self-important, he realizes his task will not be as straightforward as he once imagined. Domenika believes that the relic is real, and wants nothing more than to rescue the tarnished reputation of the church by announcing the good news. As Bondurant and his team examine every element of the Shroud, he and Domenika begin to see each other in a whole new light. And as the evidence about the origin of this highly contested piece of fabric starts to pile up, he begins to realize that he’s been seeing a lot of things incorrectly. But when a sample of the blood from the Shroud—believed to be the real blood of Jesus Christ—vanishes, he realizes his problems are just beginning. The DNA in that sample could have earth-shattering consequences if it falls into the wrong hands. When Domenika vanishes too, Bondurant is caught in a globe-spanning chase to rescue the woman he loves—and stop the evil forces who have their own motives for bringing on the Second Coming.