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.
At the next, it provides the “aha” that comes from an insightful cultural analysis about the knotty relationship between the American family and popular religion. His book will bring many rich returns.
2 In the words of cultural guru Kurt Andersen, it is “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, ...
4 The Simpsonshas exerted an ongoing influence on American culture, high and low. “D'oh!” Homer's expression of consternation, has been added to the Oxford English Dictionary. Bad boy Bart became a giant, sixty-foot balloon in the ...
Springfield, where the family lives, possesses a rich spiritual life, according to Gerry Bowler, professor of history at University of Manitoba and founder of the Centre for the Study of Christianity and Contemporary Culture.
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