New York : St. Martin's ; Godalming : Melia, 2003.
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The Harry Potter books have aroused heated discussion among some branches of Christianity, to the extent that one minister torched them in a "holy bonfire", calling them an abomination. In this title, Presbyterian minister John Killinger takes up arms for Harry against his conservative critics.더 읽기…
Advance Praise for "God, the Devil and Harry Potter" <br>"At last! A sensible Christian reading of Harry Potter. ... Remember, even Jesus himself was accused of necromancy by his enemies!" --Harvey Cox, Victor S. Thomas Professor of Divinity, Harvard Divinity School, author of" Common Prayers: Faith, Family, and a Christian's Journey Through the Jewish Year" <br>"A great read ... A wonderful antidote to some of the sheer silliness and malice of other religious commentators on the Potter books." --Joseph C. Hough, Jr., President, Union Theological Seminary, New York <br>"Augustine said that Christian truth is ever ancient and ever new. John Killinger has placed Christian truth in a significant new setting, the struggle of good and evil in the Harry Potter novels. His book is a must-read for all who seek to understand these best-selling novels and how the Gospel intersects with them. Creativity abounds, not just in Rowling's novels, but also in Killinger's analysis." --Dr. William B. Oden, resident bishop of The United Methodist Church, Dallas, Texas <br>"John Killinger brings the mind of a theologian and the heart of a writer to the task of successfully uncovering deep Christian values and traditions in the Harry Potter stories. For fans of Harry Potter, Killinger's scholarship can only deepen their enthusiasm. For Harry Potter's naysayers, Dr. Killinger's book adds convincing new arguments to the discussion." <br>---Robert D. Black, executive producer of "30 Good Minutes" and president of Chicago Sunday Evening Club <br>"It is always such a joy to read a book written by John Killinger. He is a breath of fresh air in a world of oppressive conservatism which sees evil in so many good things. His latest book, "God, the Devil, and Harry Potter: A Christian Minister's Defense of the Beloved Novels," is a delightfully playful and enjoyable diagnosis of the popular Harry Potter series. I am sure others will find the same refreshing experience as I did in thi더 읽기…