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. Like Beatles albums after Lennon’s remarks, Harry Potter books have landed in the angry fires of Christian fundamentalists attempting to draw attention to the stark differences between the two superstars.

But what if the reason Harry Potter and Jesus Christ are so popular has to do more with their similarities rather than their differences? What if both, in essence, drew from the same literary template? …(read more)

Originally posted at by Miguel Conner of Aeon Byte Gnostic Radio. Click here to read the rest of the article!