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Jesus Covers

Via CJR Daily and Liz Cox Barrett’s survey of newsweeklies’ semiannual Jesus cover stories, all 21 of Time magazine’s Jesus covers. My favorites:

December 25, 1950

June 21, 1971

In honor of The Last Temptation of Christ...
August 15, 1988

Jesus weeps for Y2K!
December 6, 1999

This one’s good for the plaintive question that covers Christ’s right shoulder: “Why did Jesus have to die?” the magazine asks us—or, not us, but rather various and sundry experts. “Because Mel Gibson is a sadist!” I want to shout back.
April 12, 2004

For Time, anyway, it appears that brown is Jesus’ color palette of choice.