New in Hardcover
Second Edition, Completely Revised and Expanded
Frederick T. Zugibe, Ph.D., M.D.
In this enthralling and meticulously researched book, renowned
forensic pathologist and medical examiner, Dr. Frederick Zugibe,
discusses his forty-five years of research in to mechanisms and causes
of Christ’s death in crucifixion.
A completely revised and expanded edition of The Cross and The
Shroud (previously published ISBN 0-913729-75-2), this book
provides a detailed analysis on Christ’s death—from the crown of
thorns to the burial tomb. Dr. Zugibe explores not only the Christ’s
physical torment on the cross, but also looks at the emotional pain he
experienced during the hours leading up to the actual crucifixion.
Central to Dr. Zugibe’s conclusions is the severe mental anguish
Christ underwent in Garden of Gethsemane, which Zugibe asserts
contributed greatly to his death after only three hours on the cross.
As the world’s leading authority on the crucifixion, Dr. Zugibe
incorporates the latest scientific discoveries about the Shroud of
Turin, including recently released findings that disprove the previous
attempts radiocarbon dating. Detailing his own personal examination of
the Shroud, he sheds new light on its authenticity and provides the
most complete scientific account of Christ’s death available today.
In language that is both precise and easy to understand, Dr. Zugibe’s
presents his discoveries culled from years of exhaustive research.
Using a scientifically accurate cross, he illustrates his unparalleled
experiments that have helped him to understand the blood gas
determinations, muscular effects, and other physical consequences of
crucifixion. Documented with 95 illustrations that explore the impact
of crucifixion on the body, Dr. Zugibe demonstrates the realities
behind the crucifixion providing a virtual autopsy on Christ from
across the centuries.
Frederick T. Zugibe, Ph. D., M.D. was the Chief
Medical Examiner of Rockland County, New York from 1969-2003, where he
was widely recognized as an expert in forensic pathology. He has also
been the President of the Association of Scientists and Scholars
International for the Shroud of Turin (ASSIST) for over twenty years.
He lives in Rockland County, New York.
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