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20 July 2011

Religion in Harry Potter

By Diana Hsieh

Ari Armstrong recently published Religion in Harry Potter: Do J. K. Rowling's novels promote religion or undermine it? in ESkeptic. The article begins...

Given the runaway popularity of J. K. Rowling's novels and the related films, readers of the works, parents of readers, and those interested in cultural trends may wonder about the religious themes of the stories. Do the novels promote sorcery, as some conservative Christians allege? Do they instead endorse Christian notions of immortality, recapitulate the story of Christ's sacrificial love, and promote religious faith? Or is it a mistake to read any religious theme into these fantasy stories?
... and Ari does a great job of answering those questions. Go check it out!

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