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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This TV series leaves little doubt that Homer has a psychologically repressed conviction that he , himself , falls into the latter category of those bound for hell . His subconscious fears about Judgment Day surface when he dreams .
Bart's teacher , Edna Krabappel , upon finding herself in hell in a Simpsons comic book , observes that at least eternal torment in the underworld “ beats teaching . ” In a Halloween fantasy episode of the show , Homer chokes to death ...
Bart wonders if hell might not be something you would get used to , like water in a hot tub , and is assured it is not . Reverend Lovejoy's visions of the torments of hell are at least as vivid as the Sunday school teacher's and would ...
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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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