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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Here , Trueblood offers some useful — if unsolicited — advice to the show's writers : “ The only kind of laughter which can be redemptive is that which goes beyond scorn to recognition of a common predicament .
... the cult simply offers a different place to be bored on Sundays and does nothing to change their daily lives . ... except that the seductive nature of many cults is that they offer much more of an emotional connection than ...
Jacques takes Marge to brunch at a Cajun restaurant and offers her a mimosa — the name of what is for her an exotic drink — which she mistakes for a pass until he explains what it is . As one might expect , Marge is spotted by Helen ...
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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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