Thoughts from my study of Horror, Media, and Narrrative

Harry Potter Round-Up

Question from Harry Potter: “Is it worth believing in love without evidence of its transformative power?”

Although the answer is more complicated, it isworth it as the simple act of believing possesses the power to be transformative in and of itself.

http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2011/07/13/my-take-why-were-drawn-to-harry-potters-theology/

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Reading about Jesus as a Hufflepuff in this blog post. Which, of course it’s not that simple but Helgawas gracious in ways that the others were not. Self/others + tangible/intangible categorizations become murky with this one…

http://experimentaltheology.blogspot.com/2011/07/jesus-would-be-hufflepuff.html

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“We’re just left with the monolith, the Harry Potter Experience, which feels distinctly Muggle-wrought: theme parks, movie memorabilia circling the globe, and Pottermore, Rowling’s new digital project, which, despite her promises of a fan-dominated site, may have been created simply to sell e-books.”

http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/books/2011/07/harry-potter-deathly-hallows-it-all-ends.html#ixzz1SLEX6Qf6

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