Looking for God in Harry Potter / John Granger.

By: Granger, John, 1961-Publication details: [Wheaton, Ill.] : SaltRiver, c2004Description: xxi, 202 p. ; 22 cmISBN: 1414300913Subject(s): Rowling, J. K. -- Characters -- Harry Potter | Rowling, J. K. -- Religion | Religion and literature -- England -- History -- 20th century | Children's stories, English -- History and criticism | Religious fiction, English -- History and criticism | Fantasy fiction, English -- History and criticism | Potter, Harry (Fictitious character) | Religion in literature | God in literatureLOC classification: PR6068.O93 | Z678 2004
Contents:
Introduction: A parental shift from alarm to approval -- Magic, fanasy, and the Christian worldview : The "sorcery" in Harry Potter supports biblical teaching, not practice of the occult -- God's Army versus the Servants of Satan: The Harry Potter novels revolve around the central conflict of good and evil -- The hero's Christlike journey: Harry's adventures take him through life, death, and resurrection -- The alchemy of spiritual growth: The story cycles are built on the stages of transformation -- One person, two natures: Doppelgangers point to the struggle of dual natures---and their resolution in the God-Man -- Christian answers to big questions: Surprise endings suggest a remedy for the evils of prejudice -- The triumph of love over death: The mystery of death meets the ultimate answer -- The question of identity: Harry defines himself through choices, change, and destiny -- Evidence of things unseen: The symbols in Potterdom are powerful pointers to Christian reality -- Fun with names: The character names are delightful puzzles with hidden Christian meanings -- The purification of the soul: Christian keys to Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone -- Dangerous books and edifying books: Christian keys to Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets -- Despair and destiny: Christian keys to Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban -- Girded with virture: Christian keys to Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire -- Dark night of the soul: Christian keys to Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix -- The powers of Christian artistry : Keys to the future and legacy of the Harry Potter series.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 195-202)

Introduction: A parental shift from alarm to approval -- Magic, fanasy, and the Christian worldview : The "sorcery" in Harry Potter supports biblical teaching, not practice of the occult -- God's Army versus the Servants of Satan: The Harry Potter novels revolve around the central conflict of good and evil -- The hero's Christlike journey: Harry's adventures take him through life, death, and resurrection -- The alchemy of spiritual growth: The story cycles are built on the stages of transformation -- One person, two natures: Doppelgangers point to the struggle of dual natures---and their resolution in the God-Man -- Christian answers to big questions: Surprise endings suggest a remedy for the evils of prejudice -- The triumph of love over death: The mystery of death meets the ultimate answer -- The question of identity: Harry defines himself through choices, change, and destiny -- Evidence of things unseen: The symbols in Potterdom are powerful pointers to Christian reality -- Fun with names: The character names are delightful puzzles with hidden Christian meanings -- The purification of the soul: Christian keys to Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone -- Dangerous books and edifying books: Christian keys to Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets -- Despair and destiny: Christian keys to Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban -- Girded with virture: Christian keys to Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire -- Dark night of the soul: Christian keys to Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix -- The powers of Christian artistry : Keys to the future and legacy of the Harry Potter series.