The Gospel According to The Simpsons: The Spiritual Life of the World's Most Animated Family - Mark I. Pinsky

(found at Waldenbooks)
This is the sort of book that I'd love to do research for. Pinsky, a conservative Jew who covers religion for the Orlando Sentinel, examines how characters in The Simpsons approach things like prayer, morality, the afterlife, and various religious traditions. He offers plenty of examples from the show, as well as plenty of references to other works on the subject. It's a must-read for anyone interested in the intersection of religion and popular culture, especially those who refuse to watch The Simpsons on the grounds that it's sacreligious.

Fed to jonathan's brain | September 29, 2002