The Gospel According to Peanuts

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Westminster John Knox Press, 1965 - Religion - 130 pages
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While Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus, and the rest of the Peanuts gang have enjoyed the kind of success most cartoon characters can only dream about--becoming pop culture icons of the highest order and entering the global consciousness practically as family members--Robert Short's The Gospel According to Peanuts also has found a place in the hearts of many readers, with sales now totaling more than ten million copies. This anniversary edition features a new cover, a new interior design, and a new foreword by Martin E. Marty. Whether coming to the book for the first time or taking a second look, a delightful experience awaits in this modern-day guide to the Christian faith, fully illustrated with Peanuts.

  

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User Review  - Alice Harbin - Goodreads

This was surprisingly difficult read. Theologically deep, with many references to great theologians. Unexpected when we are talking about a comic strip here. But Charles Schultz was a deeply religious ... Read full review

Review: The Gospel According to Peanuts

User Review  - Goodreads

This was surprisingly difficult read. Theologically deep, with many references to great theologians. Unexpected when we are talking about a comic strip here. But Charles Schultz was a deeply religious ... Read full review

Contents

The Church and the Arts
1
Original Sin
29
The Wages of Sin is Aaaughh
56
Good Grief
80
The Hound of Heaven
100
Concluding Unscientific Postscript
118
Notes
126
Copyright

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Robert L. Short is perhaps best known for his first book, The Gospel according to Peanuts, which was lauded by The New York Times Book Review as "a 'perilous experiment' that comes off and earned the "admiration and respect of Peanuts creator Charles M. Schulz. An ordained Presbyterian minister, he regularly traveled and preached throughout the country, presenting programs in Christian faith and the arts at churches and colleges. His other books include Something to Believe In, The Gospel According to Dogs, and The Parables of Dr. Seuss.

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