In this follow-up to his best-selling The Gospel According to The Simpsons: The Spiritual Life of the World's Most Animated Family, religion journalist Mark Pinsky explores the role that the animated features of The Walt Disney Company have played in the moral and spiritual development of generations of children. Pinsky explores the religious, moral, and theological themes in 31 Disney films.
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About the Author
Mark I. Pinsky, longtime religion writer for the Los Angeles Times and Orlando Sentinel, is currently an author, lecturer and free lance writer.
What People are Saying About This
Parents and grandparents who want to share biblical values and memorable lessons with their children will find a wealth of opportunity in Disney animated features-with the help of Mark Pinsky's new book. This easy-to-read book will get you started talking with your kids about good messages behind the movies. Pop some popcorn and let pop culture work for you for a change!
author of The Gospel according to Harry Potter
My highest recommendation. ... The Gospel According to Disney will literally open your eyes and give you a fresh way to understand these important animated art treasures. So, sit back, read and enjoy the journey, as Mark transports you to Disney's magical Wonderland.
host of HollywoodJesus.com
I think you have a winner here....[Pinsky] helped refresh my memory and taught much.
professor emeritus, University of Chicago Divinity School, and author of Modern American Religion, in a review for the publisher
God is not dead, and Mickey is very much alive. Religion is everywhere in secular America, especially where you least expect it, like in Disney films. Mark Pinsky decodes these epics with a skillful and amusing flair.
Hollis Professor of Divinity, Harvard Divinity School, and author of the forthcoming When Jesus Came to Harvard
Mark Pinsky has done it again, a highly readable, entertaining and important look at a major media icon. Bravo. This is must reading.
chair of the Christian Film and Television Commission and publisher of Movieguide
Here is both an entertaining tour and an educational read through Disney's world of animation. Disney's 'reel' faith is engagingly documented, as is the varying response of both church and synagogue to it.
co-author of Finding God in the Movies and professor of theology and culture, Fuller Theological Seminary
Mark Pinsky has done it again. He has analyzed in depth the religious messages that are often ignored in the 'pop' culture of our time. The success of Disney productions is that its people know how to tap into the folk religion that lies behind the sophisticated theological formula of professional religionists. Mark Pinsky helps us to see the religious themes in Disney with clarity and in the end helps us to get a better grasp of the real religion of most Americans.
professor emeritus, Eastern University, and author of Speaking My Mind