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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At first, the popular program featuring a spikey-haired kid seemed to be the antithesis of Leave It to Beaver, a program my brother Paul and I watched with our parents in our suburban home. But the modern cartoon sitcom turned out to be ...
“Just at a time when we are trying to get our young people to develop their abilities to the fullest, we get a tee-shirt with a popular cartoon character saying he is proud to be an underachiever,” James told the Associated Press.5 J.C. ...
In an industry where spirituality is either absent or merely glossed over for a cheap, dispensable laugh, this cartoon proves religion can be featured as a theme without isolating the audience.” Still, no one would mistake Homer Simpson ...
Yet, sitting in the comfort of a living room or commons room, watching cartoon characters in a half- hour comedy, they will consider these issues with a more open mind. For that, we can all be grateful. The Simpsons swung wide the door ...
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