The gospel according to the Simpsons : bigger and possibly even better! edition with a new afterword exploring South park, Family guy, and other animated TV shows (Book, 2007) [WorldCat.org]
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The gospel according to the Simpsons : bigger and possibly even better! edition with a new afterword exploring South park, Family guy, and other animated TV shows

Author: Mark I Pinsky
Publisher: Louisville, Ky. : Westminster John Knox Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Examines the treatment of religion in "The Simpsons," profiling several characters, describing the show's often-sarcastic exploration of moral and ethical issues, and discussing its underlying support of family and community values as well as religious diversity.
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Genre/Form: Animated television programs
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mark I Pinsky
ISBN: 9780664231606 0664231608 9780664232658 0664232655
OCLC Number: 84838743
Description: viii, 317 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Divine imagery : "Perfect teeth. Nice smell. A class act all the way" --
Personal prayer : "Dear God, give the bald guy a break!" --
The evangelical next door : "If everyone were like Ned Flanders, there'd be no need for heaven" --
The church and the preacher : "We don't have a prayer!" --
Heaven, hell, and the devil : "I'd sell my soul for a donut!" --
Moral dilemmas : "Dad, we may have saved your soul" --
The Bible : "I think it may be somewhere towards the back" --
Catholics : "That's Catholic, Marge--voodoo" --
The Jews : "Mel Brooks is Jewish?--Are we Jewish?" --
Buddhism : Lisa changes teams, sort of --
Miscellaneous : "Hindu! There are 700 million of us!" --
Gay marriage : out of the closet, left at the altar --
The creators : "Humor is in indirect proportion to one's true belief" --
Conclusion : cloaking the sacred with the profane? --
Afterword : Futurama, King of the hill, Family guy, American dad, and yes, South Park.
Responsibility: Mark I. Pinsky.
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Is there anything holy in Springfield, the home to irascible Bart Simpson and his naive dad Homer, their enthusiastic evangelical neighbor Ned Flanders, the sourpuss minister Rev. Lovejoy, and the  Read more...

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