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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Without question , this is also a jealous God that does not like to be challenged . Montgomery Burns , the richest man in Springfield and Homer's boss at the nuclear power plant , fancies himself divine when a cult sweeps the town .
Bart's use of bad language in raising the question of why he has to go to church causes Marge to snap . “ You just answered your own question with that commode mouth , ” she says . “ Besides , you kids have to learn morals and decency ...
John Heeren puts the question another way in The Simpsons and Philosophy : The D'Oh ! of Homer . “ Does The Simpsons use its humor to promote a moral agenda ? ” His conclusion is also different : “ The Simpsons does not promote anything ...
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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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