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Robert L. Short (1932–2009) was a Presbyterian minister, best known as the author of the bestselling 1965 book The Gospel According to Peanuts, and the 1977 book Is Kurt Vonnegut the Exorcist of Jesus Christ Superstar?. He is also the author of The Parables of Dr. Seuss and The Gospel According to Dogs.

Short was born and raised in Midland, Texas. He was a theologian who since 1965 had written best-selling books and spoken thousands of times around the world. Many of the church's greatest theologians tend to be dull popularizers while many of its best-known popularizers are among its shallowest theologians. Short has always tried to be the best he can be of both popularizer and theologian. Sound, deep theology communicated popularly.

Short's writing career began with the publishing explosion of his first book, The Gospel According to Peanuts. In 1965, when it first appeared, this book was the No. 1 non-fiction best seller in the United States. Since that time the book has continued to break sales records with over ten million copies now sold in the U.S. alone. The book has been translated into eleven foreign languages and has become one of the most popular religious books of modern times.Subsequently, Short has written seven other highly successful books of "popular theology": The Parables of Peanuts (1968); A time to Be Born-A Time to Die (1973) (in which all photos were taken by Short himself); Something to Believe In (1978); The Gospel from Outer Space (1983); Short Meditations on the Bible and Peanuts (1990); The Gospel According to Dogs (2003); and The Parables According to Dr. Seuss (2008).

After graduating from seminary and before beginning his work as an author and speaker, Short tried his hand as a professional actor, worked in commercial and religious TV and was a director of religious drama. He holds a B.A. degree from the University of Oklahoma, a Master of Divinity degree from Southern Methodist, a M.A. in English from North Texas University, a M.A. in Theology and Literature from the University of Chicago, and an "A.B.D." (All But Dissertation) in Ph.D. work in Systematic Theology from Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary in Illinois. He has taught and preached in a wide variety of seminaries, schools, and churches and has published numerous articles.

In 1991 Short was ordained as a minister of the Presbyterian Church and has since served as an Associate Pastor, working as a "theologian in residence" and later as a Head of Staff and pastor, specializing in preaching, adult Christian education and confirmation instruction.

Short resided in Little Rock, Arkansas where he started a new church, The church of "The Gospel of JESUS" (Jesus Exclusively Secured Unconditional Salvation).

Short died on July 6, 2009.
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Total Books: 22
The Parables of Dr Seuss
2008 - The Parables of Dr Seuss (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780664230470
ISBN-10: 0664230474
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Christian Books & Bibles
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New Plane And Solid Geometry
2007 - New Plane and Solid Geometry (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780548190777
ISBN-10: 0548190771
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The Gospel According to Dogs What Our Four-Legged Saints Can Teach Us
The Parables of Peanuts
2002 - The Parables of Peanuts (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780060011611
ISBN-10: 0060011610
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
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Gospel According to Peanuts
2000 - Gospel According to Peanuts (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780553132694
ISBN-10: 0553132695
Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels, Christian Books & Bibles
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Short Meditations on the Bible and Peanuts
1991 - Short Meditations on the Bible and Peanuts (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780664251529
ISBN-10: 0664251528
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
 3

The Gospel from Outer Space
1983 - The Gospel From Outer Space [A Fount Original] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780006266846
ISBN-10: 0006266843
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Christian Books & Bibles
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The Gospel According to Peanuts
1979 - The Gospel According to Peanuts [Gospel According To...] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780664222222
ISBN-10: 0664222226
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Christian Books & Bibles
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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The Gospel According to 'Peanuts'
1979 - The Gospel According to 'peanuts' (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780804219686
ISBN-10: 0804219680
Genre: Religion & Spirituality
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Parables of Peanuts
1978 - Parables of Peanuts (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780449236772
ISBN-10: 0449236773
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Humor & Entertainment, Christian Books & Bibles
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Something to Believe in Is Kurt Vonnegut the Exorcist of Jesus Christ Superstar
1977 - Something to Believe in Is Kurt Vonnegut the Exorcist of Jesus Christ Superstar (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780060673819
ISBN-10: 0060673818
Genre: Christian Books & Bibles
  • Currently 0.5/5 Stars.
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The Parable of Peanuts
The Parable of Peanuts (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780060673796
ISBN-10: 0060673796
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Christian Books & Bibles
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A time to be born--a time to die
A Time to Be Born--a Time to Die (Other)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780060676766
ISBN-10: 0060676760
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Christian Books & Bibles
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