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Harry Potter and the Bible : the menace behind the magick

Author: Richard Abanes
Publisher: Camp Hill, Pa. : Horizon Books, ©2001.
Series: And the Bible series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Harry Potter and his magical adventures as a wizard-in-training continue to mesmerize millions worldwide. Related products such as trading cards, role-playing games, clothing and even furniture have flooded the market. But several questions must be asked: Does Harry Potter offer any positive moral lessons for today's children? Is Harry's magick truly fictional or is it based on actual occultism? How do the Harry
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: J K Rowling; J K Rowling; Harry Potter, (Fictitious character); J K Rowling; J K Rowling; J K Rowling; Harry Potter, (Fictitious character)
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Abanes
ISBN: 0889652015 9780889652019
OCLC Number: 46338618
Description: xv, 275 p. ; 21 cm.
Contents: Part One: The World of Harry Potter. 1. Sorcery in a Stone: A Brief Summary --
2. Sorcery in a Stone: A Closer Look --
3. Enter the Chamber: A Brief Summary --
4. Enter the Chamber: A Closer Look --
5. Azkaban's Prisoner: A Brief Summary --
6. Azkaban's Prisoner: A Closer Look --
7. Goblet of Death: A Brief Summary --
8. Goblet of Death: A Closer Look --
Part Two: Out of the Darkness. 9. The Enduring Battle: Good versus Evil --
10. The Enduring Battle: Choosing Sides --
11. Beyond Fantasy: An American Tale --
12. Beyond Fantasy: Tolkien, Lewis and Rowling --
13. Lessons Learned: Comments and Controversies --
14. Lessons Learned: Closing Thoughts.
Series Title: And the Bible series.
Responsibility: Richard Abanes.

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Harry Potter and his magical adventures as a wizard-in-training continue to mesmerize millions worldwide. Related products such as trading cards, role-playing games, clothing and even furniture have flooded the market. But several questions must be asked: Does Harry Potter offer any positive moral lessons for today's children? Is Harry's magick truly fictional or is it based on actual occultism? How do the Harry Potter tales compare to other fantasy books like those written by C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien? In this user-friendly and helpful volume, Richard Abanes answers these questions, provides a hard look at society's not-so-subtle drift toward paganism and examines the reasons why God says "no" to occultism. Harry Potter and the Bible will help you make wise choices for your family. - Back cover.

Examines J. K. Rowling's "Harry Potter" books, discussing their use of occult imagery and their potential dangers to Christians, and compares them to the "safer" works of C. S. Lewis and J. R. R. Tolkien.

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