The Springfield Reformation

Investigates how The Simpsons blends important elements of contemporary American religious culture with a clear critique of the institutions and individuals that participate in and uphold that culture, offering a valuable addition to ...

The Springfield Reformation

Author: Jamey Heit

Publisher: Continuum

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Page: 198

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Investigates how The Simpsons blends important elements of contemporary American religious culture with a clear critique of the institutions and individuals that participate in and uphold that culture, offering a valuable addition to discussions about Christianity in America. Simultaneous.

The Disciples A Struggle for Reformation Paperback

We, the above named witnesses of the Last Will and Testament of the Springfield
Presbytery, knowing that there will be many conjectures respecting the causes
which have occasioned the dissolution of that body, think proper to testify, that ...

The Disciples  A Struggle for Reformation  Paperback

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Publisher: Chalice Press

ISBN: 0827236786

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The Simpsons Beloved Springfield

The Springfield Reformation: The Simpsons, Christianity, and American Culture.
Continuum, 2008. “Homer Loves Flanders.” The Simpsons: The Complete Fifth
Season. Written by David richardson, directed by Wes Archer, 20th Century–Fox,
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The Simpsons  Beloved Springfield

Author: Karma Waltonen

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476636125

Page: 280

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First aired in 1989, The Simpsons has become America's most beloved animated show. It changed the world of television, bringing to the screen a cartoon for adults, a sitcom without a laugh track, an imperfect lower class family, a mixture of high and low comedy and satire for the masses. This collection of new essays explores the many ways in which The Simpsons reflects everyday life through its exploration of gender roles, music, death, food politics, science and religion, anxiety, friendship and more.

A Retrieved Reformation

He had learned them while working up the Springfield case. Long jumps, quick
get-aways, no confederates, and a taste for good society—these ways had
helped Mr. Valentine to become noted as a successful dodger of retribution.

A Retrieved Reformation

Author: O. Henry

Publisher: Lindhardt og Ringhof

ISBN: 8726587629

Page: 8

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Do you believe that people can change? Can a bank robber marry the banker’s daughter without having any hidden thoughts and intentions? "A Retrieved Reformation" tells the story of Jimmy, a formal prisoner, who decides to quit violating the law in the name of love. He takes up a new identity and starts a new life as an honorable man. However he is about to face a choice which can cost him his future. Will he sacrifice himself in order to save a child in danger or he will prefer to keep his old identity in secret? William Sydney Porter, better known as O. Henry, was an American writer who lived in the late 19th century. He gains wide popularity with his short stories which often take place either in New York or some small American towns. The plot twists and the surprise endings are a typical and integral part of O. Henry’s short stories. Some of his best known works are "The Gift of the Magi", "The Cop and the Anthem", "A Retrieved Reformation". His stories often deal with ordinary people and the individual aspects of life. As a result of the outstanding literature legacy that O. Henry left behind, there is an American annual award after his name, given to exceptional short stories.

Homer Simpson Marches on Washington

... ed., Leaving Springfield: The Simpsons and the Possibilities of Oppositional
Television (Detroit: Wayne State University ... KY: Westminster John Knox Press,
2001) and Jamey Heit's The Springfield Reformation: The Simpsons, Christianity,
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Homer Simpson Marches on Washington

Author: Timothy M. Dale

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 0813139708

Page: 328

View: 703

The Simpsons questions what is culturally acceptable, showcasing controversial issues like homosexuality, animal rights, the war on terror, and religion. This subtle form of political analysis is effective in changing opinions and attitudes on a large scale. Homer Simpson Marches on Washington explores the transformative power that enables popular culture to influence political agendas, frame the consciousness of audiences, and create profound shifts in values and ideals. To investigate the full spectrum of popular culture in a democratic society, editors Timothy M. Dale and Joseph J. Foy gather a top-notch team of scholars who use television shows such as Star Trek, The X-Files, All in the Family, The View, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, and The Colbert Report, as well as movies and popular music, to investigate contemporary issues in American popular culture.

Leander Hall Or The Investigation of Religious Truth Comprehending the Origin and Nature of the Church of Christ with Its Laws and Ordinances Embraced in a Web of Romance from the Loom of Real Life

I date ( says Stone , ) the commencement of that Reformation which has
continued to this day , FROM THE DISSOLUTION OF THE SPRINGFIELD
PRESBYTERY !! ' Time may swallow ages , but time cannot swallow history with
them ! Tracks ...

Leander Hall  Or  The Investigation of Religious Truth  Comprehending the Origin and Nature of the Church of Christ  with Its Laws and Ordinances  Embraced in a Web of Romance from the Loom of Real Life

Author: Ambie White

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Page: 639

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Rethinking Biblical Literacy

... The Springfield Reformation: The Simpsons, Christianity, and American
Culture, New York: Continuum, 2008, pp. 9–21. 2For an exhaustive list of biblical
allusions within the series, see: http://www.snpp.com/guides/ religion.html#b
3William ...

Rethinking Biblical Literacy

Author: Katie B. Edwards

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 0567521087

Page: 208

View: 126

What do people know about the Bible, and how much do they know? The media often discusses the worrying 'decline' in biblical literacy, but what does this really mean, and how can we measure this assumed 'decline'? How can we go about teaching 'biblical literacy', and about teaching teachers how to teach it? Rethinking Biblical Literacy explores the question of biblical literacy, examining the Bible's use, influence and impact in advertising, street art, poetry, popular erotic literature, Irish and UK secondary education, stand-up comedy and The Simpsons TV series to display the different types of literacy and knowledge of the Bible. Katie B. Edwards brings together several specialists in the cultural use, impact and influence of the Bible to examine the contested nature of biblical literacy and to explore the variety of ways of 'knowing' about the Bible. The picture created is one of a broad range and at times surprising depth of knowledge about what remains arguably the most influential collection of texts ever to be published.

The Rise of the Current Reformation

I , 241 ) , and so in 1804 they published the " Last Will and Testament of the
Springfield Presbytery ” and disbanded ( See Mem . of Stone 51 ; Chr . Mess . I ,
241 ; Young ' s Hist . Doc . 19 - 26 ) . This interesting document reads as follows ...

The Rise of the Current Reformation

Author: Hiram Van Kirk

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Page: 144

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The Modern History of Universalism

From the Era of the Reformation to the Present Time Thomas Whittemore. ican
Universalists , the first edition of which was published by Sereno Wright , of
Randolph , Vt . in 1805 . While here too he wrote his “ Notes on the Parables , '
which ...

The Modern History of Universalism

Author: Thomas Whittemore

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Page: 458

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The Legalist Reformation

Ralph Slovenko (Springfield, Ill.: Thomas, 1965), 673, 675. 45. People v.
Pandeline, 251 N.Y. Supp. 384 (Gen. Sess. 1931); Eric R. v. Ploskitt, 312 N.Y.S.
2d 447, 449 (App. Div. 1970); People v. Yannucci, 15 N.Y.S.2d 865, 866 (App.
Div.

The Legalist Reformation

Author: William E. Nelson

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 0807875562

Page: 472

View: 815

Based on a detailed examination of New York case law, this pathbreaking book shows how law, politics, and ideology in the state changed in tandem between 1920 and 1980. Early twentieth-century New York was the scene of intense struggle between white, Anglo-Saxon, Protestant upper and middle classes located primarily in the upstate region and the impoverished, mainly Jewish and Roman Catholic, immigrant underclass centered in New York City. Beginning in the 1920s, however, judges such as Benjamin N. Cardozo, Henry J. Friendly, Learned Hand, and Harlan Fiske Stone used law to facilitate the entry of the underclass into the economic and social mainstream and to promote tolerance among all New Yorkers. Ultimately, says William Nelson, a new legal ideology was created. By the late 1930s, New Yorkers had begun to reconceptualize social conflict not along class lines but in terms of the power of majorities and the rights of minorities. In the process, they constructed a new approach to law and politics. Though doctrinal change began to slow by the 1960s, the main ambitions of the legalist reformation--liberty, equality, human dignity, and entrepreneurial opportunity--remain the aspirations of nearly all Americans, and of much of the rest of the world, today.

Ford s Christian Repository

Is her reformation any where predicted in his word ? No. Babylon shall fall ...
From the dissolution of the Springfield Presbytery “ I date ( says Stone ) the
commencement of that Reformation , which has continued to this day . ” Its rise in
other ...

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The Springfield City Code

Comprising the Laws of the State of Illinois Relating to the Government of the City
of Springfield, and the Ordinances of the ... for the reformation and confinement of
vagrants , idle and disorderly persons , and persons convicted of violating any ...

The Springfield City Code

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Birth of a Reformation

... Lansing, Mich.; William N. Smith, North Star, Mich.; David Leininger, Akron, Ind;
Mr. and Mrs. J. N. Howard, Nappanee, Ind.; Mrs. Anna J. Slagle, Bucyrus, Ohio;
Mr. and Mrs. B. E. Warren, Springfield, Ohio; and Mrs. Frankie Warner, Anderson,
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Birth of a Reformation

Author: Andrew Byers

Publisher: FAITH PUBLISHING HOUSE

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Page: 301

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The life and labors of D. S. Warner are so closely associated with a religious movement that any attempt at his biography becomes in part necessarily a history of that movement. I have therefore chosen the term, Birth of a Reformation, as a part of the title of this book. Brother Warner (to use an appellation in keeping with the idea of universal Christian brotherhood) was doubtless chosen of God as an instrument for accomplishing a particular work. What that work was, why it may be called a reformation, and why, in particular, it may be considered the last reformation, a few words of explanation by way of introduction are offered the inquiring reader. It will be necessary to take a brief glance over the Christian era and review some of the important events and conditions. We note the characteristics of the church in the days of the apostles, which, by reason of its recent founding and organization by the Holy Spirit, is naturally regarded as exemplary and ideal. It had no creed but the Scriptures and no government but that administered by the Holy Spirit, who 'set the members in the body as it pleased him'—apostles, prophets, teachers, evangelists, pastors, etc. Thus subject to the Spirit, the early church was flexible, capable of expansion and of walking in all the truth and of adjusting itself to all conditions. It was in very essence the church, the whole, and not a section or part. The apostles and early believers did not restrict themselves and become a Jewish Christian sect or any other kind of sect. Peter's way of thinking would have thus limited him, for as a Jew he declined any particular interest in Gentile converts; but the Lord through a vision changed his mind and advanced his understanding to include the universality of the Christian kingdom. The Holy Spirit in the heart was necessary, of course, to the successful government of the church by the Spirit, otherwise he could not have been understood. There were no dividing lines, for it was the will of the Lord particularly that there be "one fold and one shepherd." Jesus had prayed in behalf of the disciples "that they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me". These conditions of being subject to the word and Spirit, of leaving an open door through which greater light and truth might enter as was necessary, and of possessing the love and unity of spirit that cemented the believers together and carried them through all their persecution, constituted the ideal and normal status of God's church on earth as he gave it beginning, of which it was ordained that there should be but one, only one, as long as the world should endure. "There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling".