A Charlie Brown Religion: Exploring the Spiritual Life and Work of Charles M. Schulz

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Univ. Press of Mississippi, 04‏/11‏/2015 - 240 من الصفحات
Charles M. Schulz's Peanuts comic strip franchise, the most successful of all time, forever changed the industry. For more than half a century, the endearing, witty insights brought to life by Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Linus, and Lucy have caused newspaper readers and television viewers across the globe to laugh, sigh, gasp, and ponder. A Charlie Brown Religion explores one of the most provocative topics Schulz broached in his heartwarming work--religion.

Based on new archival research and original interviews with Schulz's family, friends, and colleagues, author Stephen J. Lind offers a new spiritual biography of the life and work of the great comic strip artist. In his lifetime, aficionados and detractors both labeled Schulz as a fundamentalist Christian or as an atheist. Yet his deeply personal views on faith have eluded journalists and biographers for decades. Previously unpublished writings from Schulz will move fans as they begin to see the nuances of the humorist's own complex, intense journey toward understanding God and faith.

"There are three things that I've learned never to discuss with people," Linus says, "Religion, politics, and the Great Pumpkin." Yet with the support of religious communities, Schulz bravely defied convention and dared to express spiritual thought in the "funny pages," a secular, mainstream entertainment medium. This insightful, thorough study of the 17,897 Peanuts newspaper strips, seventy-five animated titles, and global merchandising empire will delight and intrigue as Schulz considers what it means to believe, what it means to doubt, and what it means to share faith with the world.
 

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معاينة المستخدمين  - Welsh_eileen2 - LibraryThing

This is a book about a great cartoonist Charles M Schulz. I know of his work as his cartoons have been with me since I was young and my now grown up son during his younger years. I hadn't thought ... قراءة التقييم بأكمله

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معاينة المستخدمين  - SABC - LibraryThing

Stephen Lind has researched the life of Charles Schulz and presents the facts in an engaging and sensitive way who Schulz was and his life of faith and love of the Scriptures. قراءة التقييم بأكمله

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GOOD GRIEF AN INTRODUCTION AND AUTHORS NOTE
LAND OF PROMISE
THE CHRISTMAS SPECIAL
THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO PUMPKINS
MAKING THE STRIPS COUNT
FILLING THE SCREEN
SHORE TO SHORE
SECULAR HUMANIST
SWEET HOUR OF PRAYER
EPILOGUE PEANUTS AFTER SPARKY
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
NOTES
BIBLIOGRAPHY
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Stephen J. Lind is assistant professor of business communication at Washington and Lee University. His work has appeared in scholarly journals such as ImageTexT, Journal of Religion and Popular Culture, and Journal of Communication and Religion. Further details on his work can be found at www.StephenJLind.com.

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