Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Keating: Harry Potter and the Christian allegory --

Keating: Harry Potter and the Christian allegory -- "A hundred years from now, people will still be enjoying and discussing Lewis, Tolkien and, yes, Rowling. Lewis and Tolkien, though, integrated Christian allegory, themes and symbolism into their works. What about Rowling? Well, some Christians - mainly fundamentalists - have attacked 'Harry Potter' for featuring witchcraft. Meanwhile, in Time magazine recently, Lev Grossman argued: 'If you want to know who dies in Harry Potter, the answer is easy: God. ... Rowling has more in common with celebrity atheists like Christopher Hitchens than she has with Tolkien and Lewis.' Both Grossman and the fundamentalists are dead wrong."


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