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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“ Pride goeth before destruction , ” the minister intones , and once more Homer takes the opposite message , smoking his cigar and reading his magazine while concluding that “ everyone is stupid except me .
As a winter storm approaches Springfield , neighbor Ned Flanders takes down his manger scene because “ if Baby Jesus gets loose , he could ... Jesus is also used as a way to take a shot at an easy target - commercialism and Christmas .
Lisa takes pity on scorned individuals , offering solace and affection for the unloved . Her concern is not only for the collective good . She tries to transform a playground bully and all - around bad boy named Nelson Muntz , whose ...
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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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