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The Crucifixion of Jesus
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
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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