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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... telling social criticism and commentary, and plenty of helpful hints for spiritually challenged people like me. Thanks to Pinsky and The Simpsons my conscience has been caught, my train of thought has finally left the station, ...
Would regular viewers be catching some glimpses of faith that the spiritually faithful have been trying to communicate for years? What lessons might the program have for viewers of varying spiritual, moral, political, and social stripes ...
9 Tuning in nearly a decade after the series premiered, I found God, faith, and spirituality in abundance on The Simpsons. Like most of the show's episodes, my involvement with the series began on the family couch.
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 ...
Fans of the show sent me e-mails referring me to other newspaper articles and academic papers on the show's spiritual side. The more I saw in the show, the more I wanted to understand this dimension. Since very little of what appears on ...
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