Friday, May 16, 2008

Relics of the True Cross

One of the largest fragments of the True Cross is at Santo Toribio de Liébana in Spain. (photo F.J.Díez Martín).

The alleged fragments of the True Cross would have added up to a whole forest, or a "boat-load" by John Calvin's snide estimate.

In a truly obsessive piece of scholarship, Charles Rohault de Fleury's Memoire sur les instruments de la passion de N.-S. J.-C. (Paris, 1870) counted all the alleged fragments and showed they only added up to considerably less than one cross ... more here.

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