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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G. od answers all prayers . The problem , ministers say , is that sometimes the answer is “ no ” —not a thundering denial but often a silence that implies that a request will not be fulfilled , for reasons best known to the Almighty .
1 Dembski's answer is that the flaw in Homer's reasoning is that the prayer is self - serving . There is asymmetry in " tying a course of action to a sign and tying it to no sign ” and of “ seeking confirmation through the absence of a ...
Every Sunday for the rest of their lives , one says , while another laughs and asks for a serious answer . Clearly , this is an overdrawn portrait of the Christian missionary experience . Yet for anyone who has studied the experience of ...
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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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