Antonacci to Discuss Shroud of Turin at Effingham Library


Published on March 13 2017 4:18 pm
Last Updated on March 13 2017 4:18 pm
Written by Greg Sapp

Mark Antonacci will talk about the Turin Shroud on Thursday, March 23 at 6:30 p.m. at the Suzette Brumleve Memorial Effingham Public Library.

Mark Antonacci is an attorney and author who has studied all aspects of the Shroud for 34 years. He wrote The Resurrection of the Shroud (New York: M. Evans and Co., 2000), the most comprehensive book ever written on the Shroud until his landmark book, Test the Shroud, was published in 2015.

He gave the keynote address at the international conference held in Italy in conjunction with the Shroud’s exhibition in 2010 in which he proposed that a new series of sophisticated, minimally-invasive tests be performed on the Shroud at the atomic and molecular levels of this famous burial cloth. He has written the leading scientific hypothesis that not only explains the Shroud’s body images, but also its radiocarbon dating, its excellent condition, its pristine human blood marks, their still-red coloration, the possible outer side imaging, coin features and flower images, skeletal features and all of its other unique features.

This hypothesis has been published in a peer reviewed scientific journal, and although it involves a miraculous event consistent with the resurrection, its occurrence can be scientifically tested. He asserts that these proposed tests could prove whether the Shroud was irradiated with particle radiation; whether the source was the length, width and depth of the crucified corpse in the cloth; when this event happened; where it occurred; the age of the Shroud and its blood; and the identity of the victim. He asserts this technology could also test all other natural or artistic explanations for the Shroud’s images or its radiocarbon dating.

Mr. Antonacci will have copies of his books available for purchase by cash, check or card for $29.95.

Registration Required.

To register, call the library at 217-342-2464 x1, email or register online at