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The Resource A Charlie Brown religion : exploring the spiritual life and work of Charles M. Schulz, Stephen J. Lind

A Charlie Brown religion : exploring the spiritual life and work of Charles M. Schulz, Stephen J. Lind

Label
A Charlie Brown religion : exploring the spiritual life and work of Charles M. Schulz
Title
A Charlie Brown religion
Title remainder
exploring the spiritual life and work of Charles M. Schulz
Statement of responsibility
Stephen J. Lind
Title variation
Exploring the spiritual life and work of Charles M. Schulz
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "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 Previously unpublished writings from Schulz will move fans as they begin to see the nuances of the humorist's own complex, intense journey toward understanding God and faith.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."--Amazon.com
  • Schulz's Peanuts comic strip franchise forever changed the industry. Lind explores one of the most provocative topics Schulz broached in his heartwarming work: religion. In his lifetime, Schulz was labeled as a fundamentalist Christian or as an atheist. Yet his deeply personal views on faith caused him to defy convention and express spiritual thought in a secular, mainstream entertainment medium
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DLC
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Lind, Stephen J
Dewey number
741.5/6973
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN6727.S3
LC item number
Z768 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Great comics artists series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Schulz, Charles M.
  • Schulz, Charles M.
  • Comic books, strips, etc
Label
A Charlie Brown religion : exploring the spiritual life and work of Charles M. Schulz, Stephen J. Lind
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 274-280) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Good grief, an introduction and author's notes -- Church pillars -- 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
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 294 pages
Isbn
9781496804686
Lccn
2015021087
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
  • 40025521584
  • 99966672749
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn908375191
  • (OCoLC)908375191
  • 975601
Label
A Charlie Brown religion : exploring the spiritual life and work of Charles M. Schulz, Stephen J. Lind
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 274-280) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Good grief, an introduction and author's notes -- Church pillars -- 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
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 294 pages
Isbn
9781496804686
Lccn
2015021087
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
  • 40025521584
  • 99966672749
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn908375191
  • (OCoLC)908375191
  • 975601

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