From The Publisher: Dec. 28, 1992

OUR END-OF-THE-YEAR COVERS OVER THE PAST TWO decades have been a fairly eclectic mix of both the sacred (Mother Teresa, the Virgin Mary) and the profane (Big Cars, Bart Simpson). Breaking news provided the selections in between. This year our cover is temporal . . . that is, scientific, but with God undeniably in the details. It is a rigorous examination of how science and religion are intersecting at the end of the century, how the achievements of modern science just might be reinforcing religious faith rather than undermining it. To pull off such a challenging assignment, we chose Robert Wright,...

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

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

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