Investigates how The Simpsons blends important elements of contemporary American religious culture with a clear critique of the institutions and individuals that participate in and uphold that culture, offering a valuable addition to ...
Author: Jamey Heit
Category: Performing Arts
Investigates how The Simpsons blends important elements of contemporary American religious culture with a clear critique of the institutions and individuals that participate in and uphold that culture, offering a valuable addition to discussions about Christianity in America. Simultaneous.
We, the above named witnesses of the Last Will and Testament of the Springfield
Presbytery, knowing that there will be many conjectures respecting the causes
which have occasioned the dissolution of that body, think proper to testify, that ...
The Springfield Reformation: The Simpsons, Christianity, and American Culture.
Continuum, 2008. “Homer Loves Flanders.” The Simpsons: The Complete Fifth
Season. Written by David richardson, directed by Wes Archer, 20th Century–Fox,
Author: Karma Waltonen
Category: Performing Arts
First aired in 1989, The Simpsons has become America's most beloved animated show. It changed the world of television, bringing to the screen a cartoon for adults, a sitcom without a laugh track, an imperfect lower class family, a mixture of high and low comedy and satire for the masses. This collection of new essays explores the many ways in which The Simpsons reflects everyday life through its exploration of gender roles, music, death, food politics, science and religion, anxiety, friendship and more.
reformation. A guard came to the prison shoe-shop, where Jimmy Valentine was
assiduously stitching uppers, and escorted him to the front office. There the
warden handed ... How was it you happened to get sent up on that Springfield job
Author: O. Henry
Publisher: Lindhardt og Ringhof
Do you believe that people can change? Can a bank robber marry the banker’s daughter without having any hidden thoughts and intentions? "A Retrieved Reformation" tells the story of Jimmy, a formal prisoner, who decides to quit violating the law in the name of love. He takes up a new identity and starts a new life as an honorable man. However he is about to face a choice which can cost him his future. Will he sacrifice himself in order to save a child in danger or he will prefer to keep his old identity in secret? William Sydney Porter, better known as O. Henry, was an American writer who lived in the late 19th century. He gains wide popularity with his short stories which often take place either in New York or some small American towns. The plot twists and the surprise endings are a typical and integral part of O. Henry’s short stories. Some of his best known works are "The Gift of the Magi", "The Cop and the Anthem", "A Retrieved Reformation". His stories often deal with ordinary people and the individual aspects of life. As a result of the outstanding literature legacy that O. Henry left behind, there is an American annual award after his name, given to exceptional short stories.
When "A Retrieved Reformation" opens, Jimmy Valentine is working in a shoe
shop in prison. He is called ... The warden reminds him that he was convicted of
committing a crime in Springfield by a jury and had no alibi that he wanted to
Author: Gale, Cengage Learning
Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning
Category: Literary Criticism
A Study Guide for O. Henry's "A Retrieved Reformation," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Short Stories for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Short Stories for Students for all of your research needs.
The show, set in the fictionally generic Springfield, USA, presents a satirical
reflection of contemporary life in mainstream America.11 Jamey Heit explains: 'To
understand how The Simpsons characterizes ... 12 Heit, Springfield Reformation,
Author: Katie B. Edwards
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
What do people know about the Bible, and how much do they know? The media often discusses the worrying 'decline' in biblical literacy, but what does this really mean, and how can we measure this assumed 'decline'? How can we go about teaching 'biblical literacy', and about teaching teachers how to teach it? Rethinking Biblical Literacy explores the question of biblical literacy, examining the Bible's use, influence and impact in advertising, street art, poetry, popular erotic literature, Irish and UK secondary education, stand-up comedy and The Simpsons TV series to display the different types of literacy and knowledge of the Bible. Katie B. Edwards brings together several specialists in the cultural use, impact and influence of the Bible to examine the contested nature of biblical literacy and to explore the variety of ways of 'knowing' about the Bible. The picture created is one of a broad range and at times surprising depth of knowledge about what remains arguably the most influential collection of texts ever to be published.
I date ( says Stone , ) the commencement of that Reformation which has
continued to this day , FROM THE DISSOLUTION OF THE SPRINGFIELD
PRESBYTERY !! ' Time may swallow ages , but time cannot swallow history with
them ! Tracks ...
George Bancroft, An Oration Delivered Before the Democracy of Springfield and
Neighboring Towns, July 4, 1836 (Springfield, Mass., 1836). The colonists
affirmed other “rights” than these, of course; see below, Chapters One and Four.
Author: David D. Hall
Publisher: UNC Press Books
In this revelatory account of the people who founded the New England colonies, historian David D. Hall compares the reforms they enacted with those attempted in England during the period of the English Revolution. Bringing with them a deep fear of arbitrary, unlimited authority, these settlers based their churches on the participation of laypeople and insisted on "consent" as a premise of all civil governance. Puritans also transformed civil and criminal law and the workings of courts with the intention of establishing equity. In this political and social history of the five New England colonies, Hall provides a masterful re-evaluation of the earliest moments of New England's history, revealing the colonists to be the most effective and daring reformers of their day.
Author: Democratic Party. National Committee, 1884-1888Publish On: 1884
It was the first thorough fright the tricky and jobbing element in politics ever
received here. It for the first time in the experience of such politicans gave reform
an air of reality.” [From the Springfield (Mass.) Republican.] The Democratic party
Author: Democratic Party. National Committee, 1884-1888
Author: Democratic Party (U.S.) National committee, 1884-1888Publish On: 1884
It was the beginning of a revolution . It was the first thorough fright the tricky and
jobbing element in politics ever received here . It for the first time in the
experience of such politicans gave reform an air of reality . ” [ From the Springfield ( Mass . ) ...
Author: Democratic Party (U.S.) National committee, 1884-1888
Author: Illinois State Reform SchoolPublish On: 1875
Illinois State Reform School. We have no barn . Our facilities for caring for our
stock are simply sheds , with none for the preservation of grain , bay , etc. We
bave a good farm , and with suitable facilities for caring for stock and providing
I , 241 ) , and so in 1804 they published the " Last Will and Testament of the Springfield Presbytery ” and disbanded ( See Mem . of Stone 51 ; Chr . Mess . I ,
241 ; Young ' s Hist . Doc . 19 - 26 ) . This interesting document reads as follows ...
Year 1921 A quarter century has elapsed since the passing of D. S. Warner from
the scenes of his earthly activity, and full forty years have gone since the
beginning of the great reform of which his labors constituted so large a part.
While there ...
Author: Andrew Byers
Publisher: FAITH PUBLISHING HOUSE
The life and labors of D. S. Warner are so closely associated with a religious movement that any attempt at his biography becomes in part necessarily a history of that movement. I have therefore chosen the term, Birth of a Reformation, as a part of the title of this book. Brother Warner (to use an appellation in keeping with the idea of universal Christian brotherhood) was doubtless chosen of God as an instrument for accomplishing a particular work. What that work was, why it may be called a reformation, and why, in particular, it may be considered the last reformation, a few words of explanation by way of introduction are offered the inquiring reader. It will be necessary to take a brief glance over the Christian era and review some of the important events and conditions. We note the characteristics of the church in the days of the apostles, which, by reason of its recent founding and organization by the Holy Spirit, is naturally regarded as exemplary and ideal. It had no creed but the Scriptures and no government but that administered by the Holy Spirit, who 'set the members in the body as it pleased him'—apostles, prophets, teachers, evangelists, pastors, etc. Thus subject to the Spirit, the early church was flexible, capable of expansion and of walking in all the truth and of adjusting itself to all conditions. It was in very essence the church, the whole, and not a section or part. The apostles and early believers did not restrict themselves and become a Jewish Christian sect or any other kind of sect. Peter's way of thinking would have thus limited him, for as a Jew he declined any particular interest in Gentile converts; but the Lord through a vision changed his mind and advanced his understanding to include the universality of the Christian kingdom. The Holy Spirit in the heart was necessary, of course, to the successful government of the church by the Spirit, otherwise he could not have been understood. There were no dividing lines, for it was the will of the Lord particularly that there be "one fold and one shepherd." Jesus had prayed in behalf of the disciples "that they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me". These conditions of being subject to the word and Spirit, of leaving an open door through which greater light and truth might enter as was necessary, and of possessing the love and unity of spirit that cemented the believers together and carried them through all their persecution, constituted the ideal and normal status of God's church on earth as he gave it beginning, of which it was ordained that there should be but one, only one, as long as the world should endure. "There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling".
From the Era of the Reformation to the Present Time Thomas Whittemore. ican
Universalists , the first edition of which was published by Sereno Wright , of
Randolph , Vt . in 1805 . While here too he wrote his “ Notes on the Parables , '
Author: Thomas WHITTEMORE (Universalist Minister.)Publish On: 1830
... Danville , Burke , Pawlet , Clarendon , Wells , Springfield , Rockingham , New
Fane , Dover , Guilford and Windham . The same remarks may be made in
reference to these societies , which have already been offered in reference to
Author: Thomas WHITTEMORE (Universalist Minister.)
Ralph Slovenko (Springfield, Ill.: Thomas, 1965), 673, 675. 45. People v.
Pandeline, 251 N.Y. Supp. 384 (Gen. Sess. 1931); Eric R. v. Ploskitt, 312 N.Y.S.
2d 447, 449 (App. Div. 1970); People v. Yannucci, 15 N.Y.S.2d 865, 866 (App.
Author: William E. Nelson
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
Based on a detailed examination of New York case law, this pathbreaking book shows how law, politics, and ideology in the state changed in tandem between 1920 and 1980. Early twentieth-century New York was the scene of intense struggle between white, Anglo-Saxon, Protestant upper and middle classes located primarily in the upstate region and the impoverished, mainly Jewish and Roman Catholic, immigrant underclass centered in New York City. Beginning in the 1920s, however, judges such as Benjamin N. Cardozo, Henry J. Friendly, Learned Hand, and Harlan Fiske Stone used law to facilitate the entry of the underclass into the economic and social mainstream and to promote tolerance among all New Yorkers. Ultimately, says William Nelson, a new legal ideology was created. By the late 1930s, New Yorkers had begun to reconceptualize social conflict not along class lines but in terms of the power of majorities and the rights of minorities. In the process, they constructed a new approach to law and politics. Though doctrinal change began to slow by the 1960s, the main ambitions of the legalist reformation--liberty, equality, human dignity, and entrepreneurial opportunity--remain the aspirations of nearly all Americans, and of much of the rest of the world, today.
At the convention held at Springfield , Ill . , in October , 1896 , the society was
reported out of debt , the first time in years . The Springfield Convention
recommended the unification of all Home Mission work by making all State and
Chapter 2 Informing the "Cruelty" Laboring Communities and Reform Intervention
IN JANUARY 1877, Philadelphians turned their attention to the dramatic murder
trial of Morris Springfield.1 Although Springfield had been charged with ...
Author: Sherri Broder
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
In late Victorian America few issues held the public's attention more closely than the allegedly unnatural family life of the urban poor. In Tramps, Unfit Mothers, and Neglected Children, Sherri Broder brings new insight to the powerful depictions of the urban poor that circulated in newspapers and novels, public debate and private correspondence, including the irresponsible tramp, the "fallen" single mother, and the neglected child. Broder considers how these representations contributed to debates over the nature of family life and focuses on the ways different historical actors—social reformers, labor activists, and ordinary laboring people—made use of the available cultural narratives about family, gender, and sexuality to comprehend changes in turn-of-the-century America. In the decades after the Civil War, Philadelphia was an important center of charity, child protection, and labor reform. Drawing on the rich records of the Pennsylvania Society to Protect Children from Cruelty, Broder assesses the intentions and consequences of reform efforts devoted to women and children at the turn of the century. Her research provides an eloquent study of how the terms used by social workers and their clients to discuss the condition of poverty continue to have a profound influence on social policies and develops a complex historical perspective on how social policy and representations of poor families have been and remain mutually influential.
The Springfield (Massachusetts) Republican, in reporting a sermon by the Pastor
of Hope Church—Rev. S. H. Woodrow, says: “Still another cause” for
indifferentism “has been the discussion over the Bible. There is no need to
question the ...