Tagged: religion

Harry Potter and the Banned Book

For a decade, “Harry Potter” was considered one of the most challenged or banned books around the world. Now that the series has come to a close, what does this mean for the future?

Harry Potter: The Boy Who Corrupted Youth?

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.

The Melting Cauldron: How America Teaches Magic

“Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire” gave us a tiny glimpse into the magical world outside of Hogwarts and British wizarding communities. We got informed impressions of Europe’s other wizarding schools—Beauxbatons and Durmstrang—as well as glimpses of other pockets of wizarding society at the Quidditch World Cup, notably the Salem Witches’ Institute.