From “Potter” panic to J.K. Rowling’s Christian beliefs, Ernie Rea discusses the Christian allegory and religious themes in the “Harry Potter” books.
“Harry Potter and the Sacred Text” gives listeners a unique opportunity to read the books like a religious scripture. Here’s how it helped me take a closer look at why I love the “Harry Potter” books.
Flashback to 11 years ago. My ten-year-old self had just been told by another little girl that I was going to hell because I read “Harry Potter”. This comment was followed by a list of ways I could repent and save my soul from the devil.
Professor Severus Snape went from one of our most loathed characters, a character Harry, Ron, and Hermione couldn’t stand, to one of the most loved. Harry even names one of his children after him. (Definitely didn’t see that one coming upon reading Book 1.) But why?