The Gospel According to Peanuts

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Westminster John Knox Press, Jan 1, 2000 - 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'sThe Gospel According to Peanutsalso 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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Review: The Gospel According to Peanuts

User Review  - Anna Hanson - Goodreads

Very clearly illustrates how the Gospel message can be seen in even such seemingly innocuous venues as comic strips. Kudos to Mr. Schulz for his "spoonful of sugar" dosing of simple truths. Read full review

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User Review  - bup - Goodreads

The book whose name started the whole "Gospel According to..." book meme, this book has little in common with the others. This one actually is an effort to tease out the Christian messages, symbols ... 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 has been writing and lecturing on Charles Schulz's Peanuts cartoon strips and the gospel for more than forty years. He is the author of the huge bestsellers The Gospel According to Peanuts and The Parables of Peanuts. An ordained minister and a widely traveled speaker in theology and the arts, Short was a close friend of Charles Schulz and holds graduate degrees in theology and literature from S.M.U., North Texas University, and the University of Chicago Divinity School.

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