“Between the jokes, Pinsky has sandwiched plenty of theological meat.” - Los Angeles Times
“Pinsky make the hard-to-believe, but well argued point that The Simpsons portrays American religion better than anything else on TV.” - The New York Post
How did The Simpsons, one of the most popular television shows in history, go from being attacked by many religious leaders for its lack of family values to being called one of the most theologically relevant programs in prime time? Religion journalist Mark Pinsky tackles that question in this accessible, witty, and enlightening book. Pinsky explores the individual characters, interviews several of the show’s writers and producers, and concludes with a discussion of whether the show – once cited as further evidence of the decline of civility and morality in the world- is subversive or supportive of faith. The answer may surprise you.