The Gospel According to Disney by Mark I. Pinsky
Faith, Trust, and Pixie Dust

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In this follow-up to his bestselling 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 Walt Disney played on the moral and spiritual development of generations of children. Pinsky explores thirty-one of the most popular Disney films, as well as recent developments such as the 1990s boycott of Disney by the Southern Baptist Convention and the role that Michael Eisner and Jeffrey Katzenberg played in the resurgance of the company since the mid-1980s.

 

About Mark I. Pinsky

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Mark I. Pinsky is the author of The Gospel according to The Simpsons (with Samuel Parvin), The Gospel according to Disney, and A Jew among the Evangelicals. His writing has also appeared in the Los Angeles Times, New York Times, and the Columbia Journalism Review. He appears frequently in national media discussing religion and culture.
 
Published July 14, 2004 by Westminster John Knox Press. 304 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Religion & Spirituality, Education & Reference, Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books. Non-fiction

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Religion journalist Pinsky offers a thoughtful and genuinely entertaining review of faith and morality as reflected through the irreverently sweet comedy of The Simpsons, drawing on a wide if not encyclopedic knowledge of key episodes and interviews with the series' creators.

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As Pinsky argues, Disney's cultural influence is enormous: "millions of children around the world know much of what they do about the practical application of right and wrong from Disney."

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However, I think that Homer has really been edging towards secular humanism as the seasons go by (for example, Homer consistently saying "Jeebus" instead of "Jesus," or the episode where a simple procedure causes Homer's IQ to skyrocket, and he "accidentally" proves that there is no god -- even F...

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