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Harry Potter, Cursed Children, and the Sins of Their Mothers

Harry Potter, Cursed Children, and the Sins of Their Mothers

I remember my entrance into the world of Harry Potter: I was in college and babysitting overnight in a house that contained the series-so-far, The Sorcerer’s Stone and The Chamber of Secrets, on its bookcase. Playing nearby on the floor, my charges gloriously ignored me while I dove into the pages of the first book. I […]

The Seven Sacraments of Harry Potter, Part 2: The Mirror of Erised

The Seven Sacraments of Harry Potter, Part 2: The Mirror of Erised

Wands at the ready! We bring you the second installment of our series exploring some of the theological elements in the Harry Potter saga. You can find part one here. And slowly, Harry looked into the faces of the other people in the mirror, and saw other pairs of green eyes like his, other noses […]

Harry Potter and the Transformative Power of Grief

Harry Potter and the Transformative Power of Grief

A few particularly profound excerpts from Travis Prinzi’s masterful and highly recommended book Harry Potter & Imagination: The Way Between Two Worlds would be appropriate (more tomorrow): A fire-baptism can do one of two things to a person: it can consume him in judgment, or it can purify him. Harry’s willingness and ability to be […]