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Posted on 10/21/2007 4:49:05 PM PDT by Netizen
'Harry Potter' Author J.K. Rowling Opens Up About Books' Christian Imagery
'They almost epitomize the whole series,' she says of the scripture Harry reads in Godric's Hollow.
HOLLYWOOD It deals extensively with souls about keeping them whole and the evil required to split them in two. After one hero falls beyond the veil of life, his whispers are still heard. It starts with the premise that love can save you from death and ends with a proclamation that a sacrifice in the name of love can bring you back from it.
Harry Potter is followed by house-elves and goblins not disciples but for the sharp-eyed reader, the biblical parallels are striking. Author J.K. Rowling's "Harry Potter" books have always, in fact, dealt explicitly with religious themes and questions, but until "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows," they had never quoted any specific religion.
(SPOILER ALERT! The rest of this story discusses the conclusion of "Deathly Hallows.")
That was the plan from the start, Rowling told reporters during a press conference at the beginning of her Open Book Tour on Monday. It wasn't because she was afraid of inserting religion into a children's story. Rather, she was afraid that introducing religion (specifically Christianity) would give too much away to fans who might then see the parallels.
"To me [the religious parallels have] always been obvious," she said. "But I never wanted to talk too openly about it because I thought it might show people who just wanted the story where we were going."
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I thought it might be interesting to those that have been vocally opposed to the series.
And with Albus Dumbledore the homosexual headmaster, we can see that it is a very Shelby Spong Christianity.
Yeah, I wondered about THAT aspect. :)
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