Holey Shroud Theory

March 14, 2016

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Here’s a limerick I wrote about the Turin Shroud (at approximately the time I was writing my book, Inquest on the Shroud of Turin):
There once was a cloth shown at Lirey Thought the Shroud by pilgrims most weary. But now that pigment is found On the image to abound, Wholly holey is the 'holy scorch' theory.* —Joe Nickell 2013

*That is the notion that the image on the cloth—supposedly that of a crucified man, but actually resembling the figures of French gothic art—was produced by a miraculous burst of radiant energy at the moment of Jesus’ resurrection.