The Gospel According to the Simpsons: Bigger and Possibly Even Better! Edition with a New Afterword Exploring South Park, Family Guy, and Other Animated TV Shows

Westminster John Knox Press, 01/01/2007 - 317 páginas

Is there anything holy in Springfield, the home to irascible Bart Simpson and his naive dad Homer, their enthusiastic evangelical neighbor Ned Flanders, the sourpuss minister Rev. Lovejoy, and the dozens of other unique characters who inhabit the phenomenally popular TV show? In this revision of the 2001 bestseller, author Mark Pinsky says yes!

In this entertaining and enlightening book, Pinsky shows howThe Simpsonsengages issues of religion and morality in a thoughtful, provocative, and genuinely respectful way. With three new chapters and updates to reflect the 2001-2006 seasons, Pinsky has given a thorough facelift to the book thatPublishers Weeklycalled "thoughtful and genuinely entertaining."

The new material includes chapters on Buddhism and gay marriage and an extensive afterword that explores how religion is treated on the animated shows that have followed in the footsteps ofThe Simpsons:South Park,Family Guy,Futurama,American Dad, andKing of the Hill.

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Religion journalist Pinsky here considerably updates and expands his best-selling guide to issues of faith and morality as seen, sideways, through the astonishingly and persistently popular animated ... Ler crítica na íntegra

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Página 3 - smarter, sharper and more allusive than any other show on television." 3 Robert Thompson, founding director of the Center for the Study of Popular Television at Syracuse University...
Página 6 - Bush told the National Religious Broadcasters in 1992, "We need a nation closer to the Waltons than the Simpsons." Not to be outdone, Bart responded in an episode that followed three days later. The segment featured the family watching the president's attack on them on TV^ puzzled. Noting the sharp economic downturn attributed to the Bush administration, Bart cracked, "We're just like the Waltons. We're praying for an end to the depression too.

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Mark I. Pinsky is the author of The Gospel according to The Simpsons (with Samuel Parvin), The Gospel according to Disney, and A Jew among the Evangelicals. His writing has also appeared in the Los Angeles Times, New York Times, and the Columbia Journalism Review. He appears frequently in national media discussing religion and culture.

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