Christians Finally Getting it About Harry Potter

The article is only moderately maddening in its continuation of the lie (started by Lifesite in the service of its own stupid anti-Potter crusade) that Pope Benedict was some sort of anti-Potterite and some of the theological exegeses of HP are a bit of a stretch, I think. But basically, it’s now bleedin’ obvious that Rowling is drawing very heavily on the Christian tradition for her work. She’s not, one hastens to add, an American Evangelical or a Catholic, so no: she’s not going make everybody happy. But the books, nonetheless, belong quite squarely in the middle of the broad stream of Christian literature.

And they will still be being read a hundred years from now.


Christians Finally Getting it About Harry Potter

The article is only moderately maddening in its continuation of the lie (started by Lifesite in the service of its own stupid anti-Potter crusade) that Pope Benedict was some sort of anti-Potterite and some of the theological exegeses of HP are a bit of a stretch, I think. But basically, it’s now bleedin’ obvious that Rowling is drawing very heavily on the Christian tradition for her work. She’s not, one hastens to add, an American Evangelical or a Catholic, so no: she’s not going make everybody happy. But the books, nonetheless, belong quite squarely in the middle of the broad stream of Christian literature.

And they will still be being read a hundred years from now.


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