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The Gospel According to Disney.

The Gospel According to Disney

Mark I. Pinsky

Westminster John Knox Press

100 Witherspoon Street, Louisville, Kentucky 40202-1396

0664225918 $14.95

Religion journalist Mark Pinsky presents The Gospel According to Disney: Faith, Trust, and Pixie Dust, a sober exploration of the role that the animated features of the Walt Disney Country have carried out in the spiritual, emotional, and ethical development of generations of young adults. Discussing ideological themes in thirty-one of the most popular Disney films including "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs", "Beauty and the Beast", and "The Lion King", The Gospel According to Disney also reaches beyond the impact of the morality plays on the big screen to such issues as the positive and negative contributions that theme parks have on American culture, why the Southern Baptist Convention chose to boycott Disney in the 1990's and the repercussions of that movement, and much more. An astutely researched and written exploration of the interesection between spirituality and one company's domain of popular entertainment.
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Author:Taylor, John
Publication:Reviewer's Bookwatch
Article Type:Book Review
Date:Jan 1, 2005
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