December 21, 1992

Who was Jesus? 2021
COVER

Who was Jesus?

He was born, according to the modern calendar, in the year 7 BC, in a religious community near the Qumran plateau, 25 km east of Jerusalem. His mother conceived him while she was engaged to be married, at a time when people in the community she lived in still considered her to be a virgin.

1992: Easier to laugh than cry 5657
BUSINESS WATCH

1992: Easier to laugh than cry

It was one of those years most of us want to forget: our political and economic problems either remained as perplexing as ever, grew worse or moved beyond any reasonable hope of solution. In the past 12 months, some deeds and especially misdeeds became worthy of commemoration in this column’s annual, year-end awards.
Flames of intolerance 1617
WORLD

Flames of intolerance

Religious violence ravages a nation
Worlds of wonder 3031
BOOKS

Worlds of wonder

Gift books can be tickets to another realm
DELIVERANCE 1213
WORLD

DELIVERANCE

The United States Marine Corps has done one thing better and longer than any other branch of the American military: inspire the makers of war movies. For decades, real marines have watched skeptically as a succession of Hollywood actors and thousands of extras tried to re-enact battlefield exploits—from John Wayne leading the charge in 1949’s Sands of Iwo Jima to Clint Eastwood in Heartbreak Ridge nearly 40 years later.
Vote for the love of chaos 6465
COLUMN

Vote for the love of chaos

The poor Canadian voter, shut out of the action for going on five years now, is due for a shock in 1993. There is this frustration with government, and the eagerness to do something about it. There is the lustful glee about the prospects of punishing Brian Mulroney at the ballot box.
SECRETS FROM THE CAVES 2425
COVER

SECRETS FROM THE CAVES

ANCIENT SCROLLS REVEAL BIBLICAL HISTORY
THE DEATH ROLL 5455
IMAGES OF 1992

THE DEATH ROLL

Their lives enriched the arts and entertainment, politics and journalism
BETTER TIDINGS 1819
BUSINESS

BETTER TIDINGS

RETAILERS ARE PREDICTING THAT THIS HOLIDAY SEASON WILL BE MORE REWARDING THAN LAST YEAR’S
THE YEAR FOR KIDS 5859
SPECIAL REPORT

THE YEAR FOR KIDS

Faced with a bewildering mix of both the good and the bad, teens nurtured their friendships
STRONG MEDICINE 1011
CANADA

STRONG MEDICINE

Nearly two years ago, Delmar Chemicals Inc., a chemical manufacturer in suburban Montreal that employs 50 people, embarked on a bold initiative. In January, 1991, Delmar applied to the federal government for permission to produce cheaper generic versions of Vasotec and Prinivil, two brand-name, anti-hypertension drugs developed and marketed by pharmaceutical giant Merck Frosst Canada Inc.
Why Di chucked Charles 1617
WORLD

Why Di chucked Charles

Will a separation bring down the monarchy?
Responsibility and the press 2829
MEDIA WATCH

Responsibility and the press

On Nov.23, the Toronto Globe and Mail carried a story that began dramatically with Brian McKenna, no further introduction needed, remembering well the day he sat in a fat armchair in the office of his boss at the CBC, basking in his praise.
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