The Truth about Harry Potter and Jesus: Religious symbolism, controversy and theology in JK Rowling’s Deathly Hallows

A big part of the research I've been doing in the past decade has focused on historical Jesus research: how much of the gospel story is literature, and how much (if any) is based on firm historical fact. For my Master's thesis in comparative literature, I tied in this research with the fictional character of Harry Potter, to demonstrate that Jesus, like Harry, may have been a cumulative adaptation of many previous mythologies. Now that the ...

Harry Potter and Christian Theology: Jesus and Harry in Deathly Hallows Part II

Danielle Tumminio, the Author of "God and Harry Potter at Yale" has posted an article at Huffingtonpost.com about Harry Potter and Christianity. I'm jealous, because the article is basically a timely tease for her book - and I'd love my own Huffpost article but haven't figured out how to exploit the system for self-promotion. (With the release of Deathly Hallows 2 next week, I think a lot of people will be searching for more info ...

Author burns Harry Potter books wearing Jesus Costume at Deathly Hallows Premiere

Portland, July. 2nd, 2011 – Although the religious controversy over JK Rowling's Harry Potter series was a hot topic several years ago, as the 8th and final movie (Deathly Hallows Part II)  comes out this month Christians and nonbelievers will collectively gasp in awe at the thrilling conclusion of this epic story. But a new book by comparative religious scholar Derek Murphy claims that the real threat of the HP series to Christianity ...

Does JK Rowling’s “Deathly Hallows” Reveal Jesus as Literary Figure?

The Deathly Hallows Part 2 movie (Harry Potter Eight) is coming out soon. There's been talk that Harry Potter is a Christ Figure. They've got it backwards: Jesus Christ is a Harry Potter Figure. Harry Potter Refutes Historical Jesus? John Lennon once said The Beatles were more popular than Jesus, a claim that ignited a public relations firestorm. These days, one could easily claim that Harry Potter is also more popular than ...

Jesus Christ and the Deathly Hallows: Christian Symbolism in Harry Potter 7 Movie

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While you may be familiar with the more popular public debate between Christians and J.K. Rowling's 'satanic' franchise of books starring a young wizard, Harry Potter (who zealous parents accuse is promoting the use of witchcraft and devil worship to children), the less vocal conversation about Christian symbolism in Harry Potter may have gone under your radar. But if you're a fan of Harry Potter and have paid attention, you can probably guess how the ...