Monday, March 29, 2010

They found the face of Christ!

Anyone familiar with Catholicism knows that there are articles of clothing floating around in various places claiming to be from a certain event in Christ's life. The most famous of which is the Shroud of Turin which allegedly was the shroud used to cover Jesus' face as he lay in the tomb for 3 days (pictured). Anyways on the Shroud is the face of a very distinguishable face....

Most think the shroud is a 14th century creation (such inventions were quite common then)...

However, one man is saying the Shroud is authentic. And he set about the task to find out exactly what Jesus looked like using the imprint on the Shroud to recreate a 3-d representation of Jesus. And this brings us to a two hour special on the History channel tomorrow night where we finally get to see exactly what Jesus looked like (oh the tension, I cannot wait!).

Of course I care not much for the show itself, but rather to see the academic reaction to the piece. If you remember, the last time something like this came out, it was James Cameron revealing that they found the tomb of Jesus buried with his family on the Discovery Channel back in 2007. The science and honesty behind the documentary was so bad that the Discovery channel refused to show it again amidst sharp, but well deserved critics of academia.

1 comment:

Rachel R said...

I watched roughly the 2nd half of this piece on the History Channel last night and was quite intrigued. I think the scientists were not only academically involved with this project but you could sense a level of emotional connection they had with their findings also.

All in all, I loved it. If for no other reason than to see science and christianity meet.

I'd be interested to hear what you thought of the program.