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Title The Templars and the shroud of Christ / Barbara Frale ; [English language translation by Corporate Translation Services].
Author Frale, Barbara.
Publication New York, NY : Skyhorse Pub., [2012]
Copyright date ©2012
Description 296 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Call # 232.966 F
Note Translation of: I Templari e la sindone di Cristo.
Summary This book tracks the Knights Templar from their inception as warrior-monks protecting religious pilgrims, to the later fascination with their secret rituals and incredible wealth, which ultimately led to their dissolution and the seizing of their assets. For a certain period, the Templars--the most powerful military religious order of the Middle Ages--secretly guarded the Shroud of Turin. Known in its intimate nature by only a handful of the order's officials, the swathe of fabric was kept in the central treasury of the Knights Templar. The precious cloth's history and whereabouts were known only to the highest dignitaries of the secretive order. In an era of widespread doctrinal confusion in much of the Church, the Templars considered the Shroud to be a powerful antidote against the proliferation of heresies. Following the Shroud's pathway through the Middle Ages, Vatican historian Barbara Frale provides a new perspective on the controversial relic.--From publisher description.
Contents Pt. 1: The mysterious idol of the Templars. Fascination with a myth ; From legend to politics ; About Baphomet and other demons ; Paper secrets ; The Brothers of the Glorious Baussant ; Losing the sepulchre, losing honor ; Under a cloak of infamy ; A trial without a verdict ; The mysterious presence ; A mosaic of fragments ; Idols of Islam ; The shadow of Ridefort ; Many faces -- Pt. 2: Behold the man!. A peculiar sacredness ; Intuitions ; A man's image on a cloth ; The power of contact ; A physical icon ; "Et habitavit in nobis" ; Of flesh and blood ; Four times doubled ; From Byzantium to Lirey? ; The tragedy of the Fourth Crusade ; More precious than rubies ; From the amphoras of Qumran to the nuns of Chambéry-- Pt. 3: Against all heresies. A map of butchery ; The "Belt of Blood" and the "Sign of Jonas" ; Images ; Mysterious traces of writing ; Captions? ; The trail of the "Jewish Question" ; Keep the path of Peter ; Survivals ; Between Provence and Languedoc ; Amaury de La Roche ; A new sepulchre ; Thomas and the wound.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 259-290) and index.
Subject Holy Shroud.
Templars.
Addl. Title Templari e la sindone di Cristo. English
ISBN 1620874490
9781620874493

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