The Gospel According to the Simpsons: The Spiritual Life of the World's Most Animated Family
Westminster John Knox Press, 2001 - 164 páginas
This is the first book-length treatment of the religious implications of "The Simpsons, " which has been called by some religious leaders the most theologically relevant show on TV. Using his accessible style, Pinsky explores the treatment of God on the show, the use of prayer in the Simpson household, Lisa as the voice of Jesus, the evangelical Flanders, and the moral dilemmas the characters face. Illustrations.
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Scripture quotations from the Revised Standard Version of the Bible are copyright © 1946 , 1952 , 1971 , and 1973 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A. and are used by ...
He advises Seymour Skinner , the elementary school principal who has come to him for advice , to read the Bible , but when the preacher is asked what part to consult for guidance , he answers , “ It's all pretty good .
The incomprehensible passage , he says solemnly to the bewildered congregation as he closes the Bible , is “ as true today as it was when it was written . ” Also like Lovejoy , Homer uses the Bible when and how it suits him , justifying ...
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A good honest look at how religion is portrayed on The Simpsons (up until their 2001 season). Interesting in its scope about how it portrays primarily Christian beliefs (and written by a Jewish ... Ler crítica na íntegra
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Mark Pinsky is a writer on faith, media, and popular culture; in this book he talks about how The Simpsons went from being attacked by many religious leaders for its lack of family values to being called one of the most theologically relevant shows on television. Ler crítica na íntegra
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