The Book of Daniel (2006)

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Rev. Daniel Webster (Quinn) turns to a modern incarnation of Jesus to help him deal with his personal and professional problems.

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 Daniel Webster (8 episodes, 2006)
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 Judith Webster (8 episodes, 2006)
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 Grace Webster (8 episodes, 2006)
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 Rainy (8 episodes, 2006)
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 Bertram Webster (6 episodes, 2006)
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 Caroline Paxton (5 episodes, 2006)
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 Adele Congreve (5 episodes, 2006)
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 Catherine Webster (4 episodes, 2006)
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 Worth Webster (4 episodes, 2006)
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 Nora Paxton (4 episodes, 2006)
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 Michael Vaporelli (4 episodes, 2006)
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 Tony Vaporelli (4 episodes, 2006)
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 Father Frank (4 episodes, 2006)
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 David Congreve (4 episodes, 2006)
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 Jessie Gilmore (3 episodes, 2006)
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 Yoda (3 episodes, 2006)
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 Kristine Ho (2 episodes, 2006)
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 Jeffrey McMullen (2 episodes, 2006)
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 Josh (2 episodes, 2006)
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 Charlie Conlin (2 episodes, 2006)
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 Becky (2 episodes, 2006)
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 Gloria (2 episodes, 2006)
Alice Playten ...
 Francesca (2 episodes, 2006)
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St. Barnabas's episcopalian vicar Daniel Webster has a wealthy parish. Yet his family life constantly complicates everything. Peter is Daniel's model son and med student, but struggles with being a semi-closet gay. His adopted brother, ethnic Asian Adam, is an incorrigible rascal. Daniel's father in law is also a bishop, and the 'discrete best friend' of Daniel's bishop. In-laws and parish benefactors attract further trouble on top of the regular pastoral work. A hippie Jesus Christ inspires Daniel in cheeky visions. Written by KGF Vissers

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The controversial series was canceled after four episodes as a result of pressure from conservative Christian groups who found the story of a pill-popping Episcopal minister and head of a dysfunctional family offensive to the Christian faith and because ratings were low. See more »

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Church name is misspelled as "Barnabus" on its sign. See more »

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[Yoda has dinner with the Websters]
[to Peter]
Yoda: You're gay?
[brief pause]
Peter Webster: Yes.
Victoria Conlin: [blurting out] Me too.
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finally, some realism...
6 January 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Finally---a realistic look at "church" in America: an often unholy sometimes ungodly mix of church politics, dysfunction and human frailty. A few fundamentalist preachers will rant, aghast, from the pulpit tomorrow (Sunday, Jan. 8, 2006) about this premiere and bandy about such terms as heresy and blasphemy without a notion of their true meaning, or diplomas from accredited institutions of higher learning. But a majority of thinking Christians (and Jews, Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists, atheists and agnostics) will recognize a story about people easy to care about, who remind us that life isn't about halos and wings and covered dish suppers--it's about struggle, addiction, suffering, disappointment, redemption, and love.

Presented in a genius blend of outrageous fortune and unexpected moments of grace, The Book of Daniel is a reason to stay home on Friday nights.


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