What is the Urantia Book and its relationship to the Shroud?
The following is a quote from promotional material for the Urantia Book. There is absolutely no basis for the following, not in scripture, not is history and certainly not science. The only sentence with any validity based on evidence is the very last sentence.
The Urantia Book says the angels performed a time-accelerated elemental disintegration of Jesus’ body and this has intriguing correlations with the image found on the Shroud of Turin. It says that Jesus’ resurrected body was like that of angels and that his physical body still lay in the tomb after the resurrection and that the angels were given permission, upon request of an archangel, to cause the accelerated dissolution of his physical remains. This permission was requested and granted so that they would not have to witness the decay of his body. The correlations have primarily to do with the superficial nature of the image and current theories about corona discharge and nuclear medicine imaging . Additionally, there are intriguing correlations related to the Sudarium of Oviedo, a face napkin said to have covered Jesus’ face as part of the burial process.
I have no problem if someone wants to believe this. But it is far from representative of anything that serious Shroud scholars think.