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Time: Magazine asks 'Is God Dead?'

When Time posed the question on its cover in 1966, it was the first time the magazine had ever used just type on its cover without an associated photo. The story, which concluded that religion was dead, included the opinions of Christian theologians including Gabriel Vahanian, whose book "The Death of God" helped spark the radical movement. It received heavy backlash from readers and Vahanian's movement slowly faded away. Issue date: April 8, 1966