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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“ It was humor I would relate to then and can relate to now , ” he said , acknowledging that in the early years of their viewing his father probably understood some of the humor that he did not .
Another reason Jesus may be largely off - limits for The Simpsons is the problem many Christians have associating their Savior — or any aspect of the New Testament — with humor . ( The Hebrew Bible offers more opportunities , as the ...
Jewish humor , says Rabbi Harold W. Schulweis , the longtime spiritual leader of Valley Beth Shalom synagogue in Encino , California , “ is not just funny — it's philosophical . ” Comedian Mel Brooks , who appeared as himself in an ...
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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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