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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Homer gives thanks for his job . ... On another occasion , Homer gives way to exasperation . ... Ummm ... oh , the next time there's a canned food drive , I'll give the poor something they actually like , instead of old lima beans and ...
When the Simpsons ' television reception goes out , Homer prays , “ Dear God , just give me one channel ! ” When God responds favorably to pleas like these , there is often a twist . Larry Dossey explores this issue in Be Careful What ...
Krustofsky quotes the medieval philosopher Maimonides , that “ the best charity is to give and not let anybody know . ” ( Or , as Jesus puts it in the Sermon on the Mount , “ When you give to the needy , do not let your left hand know ...
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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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