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'A Charlie Brown Religion' Explores Charles Schulz's Faith


It's been a big year for Charlie Brown and the rest of the cast of the beloved cartoon strip "Peanuts."

This year marks the 65th anniversary of the comic strip with a new "Peanuts" movie coming out Nov. 6. That very same week, a book called "A Charlie Brown Religion" is also set to release.

Author Stephen J. Lind focuses on one of the most intriguing topics Charles Schulz approached in his work: religion.

"The book is an opportunity to explore just what was Charles Schulz's faith like and just how often did he put it in 'Peanuts,' and how did he get away with it?" Lind said.

Schulz has been labeled as both an atheist and a fundamentalist, but Lind said Schulz really was neither.

"He had a really deep personal faith, but one of the things that I've really enjoyed doing in the book is working through what are the complexities of this very personal studied believer?" Lind said.

Click play to find out a short history behind the beloved seasonal classics "A Charlie Brown Christmas," and "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown."

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