A Letter From The Publisher: may 20, 1966

FEW TIME stories have created so much stir and comment as has our April 8 cover, which posed and probed the epistemological question that has become pervasive in the new theology: Is God dead? From all over the U.S. and abroad, thousands of readers wrote us, many—especially churchmen—praising the story, some criticizing us for dealing with the question as a cover subject, and a few inattentive ones berating us for announcing the end of God. A vast majority of those who themselves answered the question did so, in widely varying ways, with a resounding "No!" Some thought that the week of...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!