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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can Brother Faith's tent , Bart says that church can be fun , a notion that seems so patently absurd to the rest of the congregation — including the faithful Flanders family — that they burst out laughing . “ No , really , ” he says .
“ The Simpsons function in a moral universe and , while the show seems to make fun of moral standards , it often upholds those same standards in a backhanded way . ” “ The show provides elements of continuity that make The Simpsons more ...
They feel that the writers seem to be saying that they have no quarrel with the basics of religion , that they “ support it in a very subtle way and Christian viewers are appreciative of that , but not surprised .
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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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