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

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Author: Mark I. Pinsky

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 0664231608

Category: Religion

Page: 317

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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

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Author: Samuel F. Parvin,Mark I. Pinsky

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 0664232086

Category: Religion

Page: 103

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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.

Drawn to the Gods

Religion and Humor in The Simpsons, South Park, and Family Guy

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Author: David Feltmate

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 1479890367

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 304

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A new world of religious satire illuminated through the layers of religion and humor that make up the The Simpsons, South Park and Family Guy. Drawing on the worldviews put forth by three wildly popular animated shows – The Simpsons, South Park, and Family Guy– David Feltmate demonstrates how ideas about religion’s proper place in American society are communicated through comedy. The book includes discussion of a wide range of American religions, including Protestant and Catholic Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, Native American Religions, New Religious Movements, “Spirituality,” Hinduism, and Atheism. Along the way, readers are shown that jokes about religion are influential tools for teaching viewers how to interpret and judge religious people and institutions. Feltmate, develops a picture of how each show understands and communicates what constitutes good religious practice as well as which traditions they seek to exclude on the basis of race and ethnicity, stupidity, or danger. From Homer Simpson’s spiritual journey during a chili-pepper induced hallucination to South Park’s boxing match between Jesus and Satan to Peter Griffin’s worship of the Fonz, each show uses humor to convey a broader commentary about the role of religion in public life. Through this examination, an understanding of what it means to each program to be a good religious American becomes clear. Drawn to the Gods is a book that both fans and scholars will enjoy as they expose the significance of religious satire in these iconic television programs.

God in the Details

American Religion in Popular Culture

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Author: Eric Michael Mazur,Kate McCarthy

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415925648

Category: Social Science

Page: 326

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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.

Intelligent Design

The Bridge Between Science & Theology

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Author: William A. Dembski

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 9780830823147

Category: Religion

Page: 312

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Explains the theory of intelligent design and explains how it can link science and theology by avoiding the traps of creationism and Darwinism.

Watching what We Watch

Prime-time Television Through the Lens of Faith

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Author: Walter T. Davis

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Religion

Page: 338

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Offers counsel on how to address messages of popular culture as reflected on television today, explaining how to view programs in light of faith, values, and belief systems as a means of identifying appropriate broadcasts. Original.

Understanding Compulsive Eating

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Author: Carolyn Simpson

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9780823929894

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

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Discusses the physical and emotional causes of eating disorders, particularly compulsive eating, and ways of dealing with this serious health concern.

All India Reporter

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Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law reports, digests, etc

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