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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The girl asks what grown person could believe in angels . “ Your mother , for one , ” Marge replies . Lisa protests that her mother is an intelligent person . Her mother sees no contradiction between the two : “ There has ...
If a person has been good , says the teacher , Ms. Albright , he or she will go to heaven , where “ you get to do whatever you like best . ” This , of course , runs counter to Protestant theology , in which salvation comes through grace ...
“ For us , that means unconditional acceptance of the person on one hand , and absolute rejection of the bad behavior on the other , ” he says . “ The Talmud says you should be capable of having both feelings at the same time .
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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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