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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... Saturday Night Live impersonator Dana Carvey, has not yet recanted his criticism of the series. How did it happen? What made The Simpsons so popular and its popularity so durable? Would regular viewers be catching some glimpses of ...
The real epiphany for me, as a longtime religion writer for daily newspapers, was the surprisingly favorable way religion, in its broadest sense, was presented in the series, and what a central role faith played in the lives of 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.
Mike Scully, at the time the series' executive producer and “show-runner,” explained to me that the series wanted to reflect through its characters the fact that faith plays a substantial part in many families' lives, although it is ...
Simpsons' writers and producers, Heeren said, “think religion is important in people's lives, and that's why they put it in the center of the work they do.”15 The accolades have continued to pour in: Christian humor magazine The Door ...
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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