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Martin Hewlett
Sangre de Cristo

Original Airdate: July 5, 1995


About the Author

Martin Hewlett is Professor Emeritus of Molecular and Cellular Biology at the University of Arizona. He is also an adjunct professor at the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology of the Graduate Theological Union. Hewlett has written two books, with Ted Peters, on the relationship between science and religion.


About this Book

A young, French priest historian finds a shroud buried in the wall, knowing of the work that is being done at the University of Arizona he brings it to Tucson to be dated. The priest assumes it will be another middle-aged artifact. When the priest arrives at the University of Arizona the shroud is taken by a team of biologists. Amongst this team is a young molecular biologist who is able to take a sample from the shroud and extract DNA from it and make a recombinant DNA molecule from a blood stain that is on the shroud. As the dating proceeds they find that the shroud dates to 30 A.D. This shroud could be the real one and now he has a clone that could be the DNA of Christ.



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