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: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 0664231608

Category: Religion

Page: 317

View: 7129

In this entertaining and enlightening book, religion reporter Pinsky shows how "The Simpsons" engages issues of religion and morality in a thoughtful, provocative, and genuinely respectful way. (Practical Life)

The Gospel According to the Simpsons

Bigger and Possibly Even Better! Edition : Leader's Guide for Group Study


Author: Samuel F. Parvin,Mark I. Pinsky

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 0664232086

Category: Religion

Page: 103

View: 9965

Introducing a complete revision of the study guide to the best-selling bookThe Gospel according toThe Simpsons, complete with new studies on episodes ofThe Simpsonsas well as studies for discussing other popular animated comedies such asFamily Guy,King of the Hill, andFuturama. This new edition features a session plan for a "green retreat" based onThe Simpsonsfeature film and the environmental filmAn Inconvenient Truth, as well as a listing of DVD availability for each episode with cross-references to the relevant chapters in the book.

The Gospel According to the Simpsons

Bigger and Possibly Even Better! Edition


Author: Pinsky

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780664232658

Category: Religion

Page: 328

View: 5080

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.

The Simpsons

A Cultural History


Author: Moritz Fink

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1538116170

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 264

View: 9400

This book looks at The Simpsons place in the pop culture firmament, from inspirations like Mad magazine to its critical role in the renaissance of animated television. The author recounts the birth of the show, discusses its remarkable merchandising success, and examines the show’s popularity as the longest running episodic program in TV history.

God in the Details

American Religion in Popular Culture


Author: Eric Michael Mazur,Kate McCarthy

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415925648

Category: Social Science

Page: 326

View: 783

Seeking to explore the blurred boundary between religion and pop culture, God in the Details offers a provocative look at the breadth, diversity, and persistence of religious themes in contemporary American consciousness. Representing a diverse range of disciplines, the contributors criticaly assess the ways in which American popular culture reappropriates traditional religious symbols to serve the purposes of particular communities.

The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twentieth Annual Collection


Author: Gardner Dozois

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 142990383X

Category: Fiction

Page: 672

View: 1143

Widely regarded as the one essential book for every science fiction fan, The Year's Best Science Fiction (Winner of the 2002 Locus Award for Best Anthology) continues to uphold its standard of excellence with more than two dozen stories representing the previous year's best SF writing. This year's volume includes Ian R. MacLeod, Nancy Kress, Greg Egan, Maureen F. McHugh, Robert Reed, Paul McAuley, Michael Swanwick, Robert Silverberg, Charles Stross, John Kessel, Gregory Benford and many other talented authors of SF, as well as thorough summations of the year and a recommended reading list.

The Rough Guide to James Bond


Author: Paul Simpson

Publisher: Rough Guides

ISBN: 9781843531425

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 8164

This new Rough Guide is devoted to James Bond, the most famous fictional character of the 20th century. There's no one quite like 007, the secret agent whose identity is the world's worst kept secret and who is still the movie hero most men really aspire to be.



Author: Simon Hillson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139444057

Category: Social Science

Page: N.A

View: 9389

Archaeological discoveries of teeth provide remarkable information on humans, animals and the health, hygiene and diet of ancient communities. In this fully revised and updated 2005 edition of his seminal text, Simon Hillson draws together a mass of material from archaeology, anthropology and related disciplines to provide a comprehensive manual on the study of teeth. The range of mammals examined has been extended to include descriptions and line drawings for 325 mammal genera from Europe, North Africa, western, central and northeastern Asia, and North America. The book also introduces dental anatomy and the microscopic structure of dental tissues, explores how the age or season of death is estimated and looks at variations in tooth size and shape. With its detailed descriptions of the techniques and equipment used and its provision of tables and charts, this book is essential reading for students of archaeology, zoology and dental science.