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Peaceful Neighbor: Discovering the Countercultural Mister Rogers

Date: 2015
Author: Michael G. Long
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
ISBN: 9780664260477
Purchase: Amazon (Paperback) | Amazon Kindle


Date: 2019
Author: Michael G. Long
Read By: George Newbern
Publisher: Black Stone
ISBN: 9781094100241
Purchase: Amazon (Audio CD)


Approx. 8 hrs.


To critics who dared call the sweater-clad children's host "namby-pamby," Fred Rogers said, "Only people who take the time to see our work can begin to understand the depth of it." This is the invitation of Peaceful Neighbor, to see and understand Rogers's countercultural convictions and their expression through Mister Rogers' Neighborhood. Rogers was an ordained Presbyterian minister, and he fervently believed in a God who accepts us as we are and who desires a world marked by peace and wholeness. With this progressive spirituality as his inspiration, Rogers used his children's program as a platform for sharing his values of radical nonviolence and unconditional care for one another, animals, and the earth.

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