Harry Potter: a Christian Story?
I am almost finished reading Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the last book of the Harry Potter series. It’s prompted me to again crack open my copy of Orthodox Christian John Granger’s Looking for God in Harry Potter. Here’s a bit from an interview with Granger published in Again Magazine.
On the other hand, in a discussion today (I’m amending this post on Tuesday, 9/11), my priest had this to say on the Harry Potter books: “Why bother?” Are they good enough, is the content worthy enough, of our time?
And to that I have to say, oops, probably not. Diverting, yes. Truly great? Hmmm.
On the other hand, I am a librarian who specializes in fiction. If I use this measure for all of the fiction that comes over my desk, what will I read?
This is a very slippery slope.
I could end up reading religious books all the time! What a pickle that would be, eh?