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Free Inquiry podcast - Joe Nickell - The Relics of the Christ


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The worldâs leading paranormal investigator, Joe Nickell is a regularcontributor to Skeptical Inquiry science magazine. He is the authoror editor of more than twenty books, including Inquest on the Shroud of Turin (1983, 1998) and most recently, The Relics of the Christ (2007).

In this discussion with D.J. Grothe, Nickell talks about his new book,Relics of the Christ, and various Holy Artifacts he has scientificallyinvestigated over the years. He details current skeptical thinking onthe Shroud of Turin, purported to be Jesus of Nazareth's originalburial cloth, certain relics cults throughout history, and theimportant role that relics have played in the history of the CatholicChurch. He also touches on his research on the Holy Grail,investigations of the famed James Ossuary, the burial container claimedto belong to James the brother of Jesus, and fragments of the Cross ofJesus.

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