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

by Pinsky, Mark I., 1947-

Format: Print Book 2007
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Non-fiction PN1992.77.S58 P56 2007
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Second Floor - Non-fiction
Call Number  PN1992.77.S58 P56 2007

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 dozens of other unique characters who inhabit the phenomenally popular TV show? In this revision of the 2001 bestseller, author Mark Pinsky says yes!

In this entertaining and enlightening book, Pinsky shows how The Simpsons engages issues of religion and morality in a thoughtful, provocative, and genuinely respectful way. With three new chapters and updates to reflect the 2001-2006 seasons, Pinsky has given a thorough facelift to the book that Publishers Weekly called "thoughtful and genuinely entertaining."

The new material includes chapters on Buddhism and gay marriage and an extensive afterword that explores how religion is treated on the animated shows that have followed in the footsteps of The Simpsons : South Park , Family Guy , Futurama , American Dad , and King of the Hill.

Additional Information
Subjects Simpsons (Television program)
Animated television programs -- United States.
Television broadcasting -- Religious aspects.
Publisher Louisville, Ky. :Westminster John Knox Press,2007
Edition 2nd ed.
Language English
Description viii, 317 pages ; 22 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 302-303) and index.
ISBN 9780664231606 (alk. paper)
0664231608 (alk. paper)
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