Revisiting Time’s ‘Is God Dead?’ Cover

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Forty-eight years ago this month, April 8, 1966, to be exact, Time magazine published what may be the most famous cover in its celebrated history. It consisted of a plain three-word question, printed in a bright blood red on an all-black background: Is God Dead? At the time, believers read the headline as either blasphemy, an apocalyptic announcement or a …