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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There are offhand and throwaway references to Jesus in a dozen or more episodes , some just this side of sacrilege . As a winter storm approaches Springfield , neighbor Ned Flanders takes down his manger scene because “ if Baby Jesus ...
In the pulpit , Reverend Lovejoy makes no reference to Jesus , crucifixion , or resurrection . ( The school chalkboard segment at the start of this episode has Bart writing , “ I cannot absolve sins , ” one of the few clear references ...
Then they call Krusty , impersonating former French president François Mitterand , and request a meeting at the same place and time to present the clown with the Legion of Honor , another sly reference , this one to the unfathomable ...
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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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