The Gospel According to The Simpsons: The Spiritual Life of the World's Most Animated Family

The Gospel According to The Simpsons: The Spiritual Life of the World's Most Animated Family

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ISBN-13: 9780664224196
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
Publication date: 09/28/2001
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 193
Product dimensions: 5.58(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.57(d)

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The Gospel According to the Simpsons: The Spiritual Life of the World's Most Animated Family 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Katya0133 on LibraryThing 10 months ago
A funny and interesting analysis of the intersection between religion and pop culture.
russelllindsey on LibraryThing 10 months ago
A very fun, light summer read. Actually, it had more meat to it than I would have ever guessed. You will not look at the Simpsons the same way again.
Rebekah84 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
If you ever wanted to know anything about the religiousness of the Simpsons, read this book! At the time of its writing, it comments on every religious aspect and instance in every episode (up until 2001 of course). It's also a quick/light read.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Being an avid Simpsons fan and a Youth Director, I had hoped that this book would be more profound. Instead I found that it simply scratches the surface of the Simpson's spiritual life. This book is more useful as an episode guide than actually discussing the nature of the family's spiritual life. A couple of times I found myself saying, hmmm that is an interesting point. But instead of disecting it's spiritual ramifications, the author would jump to another point, failing to give any meat to his argument. With that said, it is of course about the Simpsons, so cannot be all bad.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is awesome because it gives you a perspective on your own faith and a perspective on what the writers of the simpsons are trying to accomplish. the first episode I saw after I read this book just totally opened up to me, made me laugh more than the first time I saw it and really showed me some truths (yeah that sounds funny but it's true). this book makes any parents who have never let their kids watch the simpsons not only look unreasonable but also like they are holding a learning tool (and a humorous tool) back from there kids. I highly recommend this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Pinsky's book takes an intriguing look at the treatment of religion in the show. Various aspects, including God, Jesus, heaven, hell and prayer are discussed, and you'll be able to see your favorite episodes from a whole new perspective. The multitude of quotes and references to dozens and dozens of classic scenes keep you smiling throughout the book, while the religious side constantly offers food for thought. If you've been under the impression that reading a book about religion isn't very entertaining, this book can make you a convert. Easily one of the best Simpsons books ever made. Highly recommended by a hardcore fan!