There seems to be no end to the “big match” between science and faith. We remember neither how nor why it ever began. But everyone, perhaps even unawares, finds it exciting. It involves every one of us. It poses questions deep within us, whether we like it or not.
And it is the search for our reasons, whether theological, philosophical or scientific, that makes us yearn for new knowledge, progress and truth – as though science and religion nourished each other’s uncertainties.
Perhaps what we really hope is that the match will never end.
For us it is the starting point for a confrontation between a Capuchin friar and a Professor of Building Science at the Department of Structural Engineering and Geotechnology of the Turin Polytechnic, on the authenticity of the Shroud.
This confrontation provides the background for a striking parallel tale of places in Turin that are closely connected to the Shroud.