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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The Evangelical Next Door: “If Everyone Were like Ned Flanders, There'd Be No Need for Heaven.” 46 4. The Church and the Preacher: “We Don't Have a Prayer!” 70 5. Heaven, Hell, and the Devil: “I'd Sell My Soul for a Donut!” 93 6.
By the 1990s there were more than a thousand Simpsons Web sites in cyberspace. In July 2007 came the long-awaited feature film. “Our greatest hope is the movie winds up inspiring a lot of new audiences to actually come to the show,” ...
Since very little of what appears on television and in the movies is there by accident, I wanted to know why religion was treated the way it was. Mike Scully, at the time the series' executive producer and “show-runner,” explained to me ...
15 The accolades have continued to pour in: Christian humor magazine The Door said, “There is more spiritual wisdom in one episode of The Simpsonsthan there is in an entire season of Touched by an Angel.”16 David Dark, writing in the ...
There are Web sites devoted to religion in the series and to Springfield's pastor, Reverend Lovejoy, yet I suspect that even most of these fans have not noticed the consistent fabric of belief that the show's writers and producers have ...
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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