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death of God

Faithful to What?

The Time cover of April 8, 1966 became the most notorious in the magazine’s history. A Harris Poll taken around that time found that while 97% of Americans polled said they believed in God, only 27% declared themselves “deeply religious.” In the mid-1960s, a group of theologians advised churches to “accept God’s death, and get along without him. Princeton ethicist Paul Ramsey put it this way: “Ours is the first attempt in recorded history to build a culture upon the premise that God is dead.” During this period, Harvey Cox had a best-seller with The Secular City; Robert Bellah earned Read more