Gianni Tortoli

ON THE COVER: Resembling familiar representations of the face of Jesus, this three-dimensional relief was produced by a computer that translated differences in color density on the linen cloth of the Shroud of Turin into horizontal planes, so that the darkest colors appear as the highest areas of the face and the lightest colors as the lowest areas. The result is a quite realistic three-dimensional relief. In “The Shroud of Turin—Probably the Work of a 14th-Century Artist or Forger,” Fr. Robert A. Wild examines evidence from medieval sources and modern science and concludes that the shroud is probably not authentic.