The Gospel According to Disney

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Westminster John Knox Press

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In the author's previous book "The Gospel According to The Simpsons," the key thesis was "It's not what you think." In this book, the author proposes: "It is what you think, more or less, but here is ... Ler crítica na íntegra

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This book was used in a Bible study, and it was educational because I never thought of Disney movies as being part of the gospel, but there were many parallels to the Bible. Ler crítica na íntegra

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Beauty and the Beast 1991 Feminism Transformation and Redemption
143
Aladdin 1992 Encountering Islam
148
The Lion King 1994 Karma on the Savannah
154
Pocahontas 1995 Animating Animism
160
The Hunchback of Notre Dame 1996 The House of the Lord
167
Hercules 1997 Superman Samson and Delilah
175
Mulan 1998 Woman of Valor
179
Tarzan 1999 Taming the Savage
185

Cinderella 1950 Prince Charming II
52
Alice in Wonderland 1951 Take the Red Pill
57
Peter Pan 1953 Faith Trust and Pixie Dust
61
Lady and the Tramp 1955 Mixed Marriage
69
Sleeping Beauty 1959 Not in Death
74
101 Dalmatians 1961 Black and White
79
The Sword and the Stone 1963 Knowledge Is King
83
The Jungle Book 1967 Nature and Nurture
88
Robin Hood 1973 Tax Rebates
94
The Fox and the Hound 1981 Nature and Nurture Redux
99
The Black Cauldron 1985 Contains Occult Material
104
Shorts Pagans Jews and Christians
109
The Eisner Years 19842004
119
Michael and Jeffrey The Jews
121
The Little Mermaid 1989 Upward Mobility
138
The Emperors New Groove 2000 Eminent Domain
189
Atlantis 2001 Adventure Capitalism
194
Lilo and Stitch 2002 Send in the Clone
203
Treasure Planet 2002 Mining the Father Lode
209
Return to Neverland 2002 Faith Trust and Pixie Dust II
215
Brother Bear 2003 Primitive Predestination
220
Disney and American Culture
227
The Theme Parks American Pilgrimage
229
The Baptist Boycott Culture Clash
238
Conclusion Questions and Answers
262
Acknowledgments
268
Bibliography
271
Index
274
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Página 77 - Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one.
Página 8 - Our government makes no sense unless it is founded in a deeply felt religious faith - and I don't care what it is," and isn't that a complete negation of any real religion?
Página 97 - Truly, I say to you, this poor widow has put in more than all those who are contributing to the treasury. ** For they all contributed out of their abundance; but she out of her poverty has put in everything she had, her whole living.
Página 43 - There has been considerable controversy over the Black Crow sequence in recent years, most of it unjustified. The crows are undeniably black, but they are black characters, not black stereotypes. There is no denigrating dialogue, or Uncle Tomism in the scene, and if offense is to be taken in hearing blacks call each other "brother," then the viewer is merely being sensitive to accuracy.
Página 97 - Truly I tell you, this poor widow has put in more than all of them; for all of them have contributed out of their abundance, but she out of her poverty has put in all she had to live on
Página 60 - You take the blue pill, the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill, you stay in Wonderland, and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes.
Página 97 - Then he called his disciples and said to them, "Truly I tell you, this poor widow has put in more than all those who are contributing to the treasury. "For all of them have contributed out of their abundance; but she out of her poverty has put in everything she had, all she had to live on.
Página 77 - For our struggle is not against enemies of blood and flesh, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers of this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armour of God, so that you may be able to withstand on that evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm.
Página 121 - We have no obligation to make art. We have no obligation to make history. We have no obligation to make a statement. But to make money, it is often important to make history, to make art, or to make some significant statement. ... In order to make money, we must always make entertaining movies, and if we make entertaining movies, at times we will reliably make history, art, a statement, or all three. We may even win awards. . . . We cannot expect numerous hits, but if every film has an original and...

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