Interdisciplinarity Faith Science Sindonology Shroud of Turin
Universidad Nicolás Copérnico de Torun
Fernandez-Capo, Josep. “Faith and science dialogue in the Shroud of Turin”, Scientia et Fides, Vol. 3, n. 1, 2015, pp.37-60.
The science of the Shroud of Turin –or sindonology– began with the photograph
of this religious relic by Secondo Pia in 1898. In a cultural context where the
thesis of the constant conflict between religion and science is still alive, sindonology
stands out as a paradigm of the constructive dialogue between faith and science. Independent
from the issue of the authenticity of the relic, here is the reflection of such
dialogue displaying the mutual services that faith and science render one another.
Sindonology also stands out for being a paradigm of interdisciplinary study, which
demands the overcoming of knowledge fragmentation.