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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—Toronto Star “If you believe in the power of popular culture to teach Christian theology, ethics, and values, then Mark Pinsky's The Gospel according to The Simpsons needs to be at the top of your reading list.
Scripture quotations from the Revised Standard Version of the Bible are copyright © 1946, 1952, 1971, and 1973 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A., and are used by ...
During the same two-week period in early 2001, the Simpsons appeared on the covers of both Christianity Today and The Christian Century, two magazines at opposite ends of the Christian theological spectrum. Life magazine, in a cover ...
“Humor is a prelude to faith, and laughter is the beginning of prayer,” Reinhold Niebuhr observed.8 Or as Conrad Hyers wrote in The Comic Vision and the Christian Faith, “If humor without faith is in danger of dissolving into cynicism ...
Clearly, Christians and Christianity were more a part of The Simpsons than of any other prime- time network sitcom or drama, excluding shows specifically devoted to religion such as Touched by an Angel and 7th Heaven.
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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