Faith and science dialogue in the Shroud of Turin

Josep Fernandez-Capo

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12775/SetF.2015.001

Abstract


The science of the Shroud of Turin –or sindonology–began with the photograph of this religious relic by Secondo Pia in 1898. In a cultural context where the thesis of the constant conflict between religion and science is still alive, sindonology stands out as a paradigm of the constructive dialogue between faith and science. Independent from the issue of the authenticity of the relic, here is the reflection of such dialogue displaying the mutual services that faith and science render one another. Sindonology also stands out for being a paradigm of interdisciplinary study, which demands the overcoming of knowledge fragmentation.


Keywords


Shroud of Turin; Sindonology; Science; Faith; Interdisciplinarity

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