Thursday, March 10, 2016
Speaking of Harry Potter
At the Imaginative Conservative, we have a reminder that Harry Potter is steeped in Christian imagery. Of course it is. So is Cool Hand Luke. It's the underlying messages and the prism through which the imagery is filtered that allows me to recommend it, but only with an asterisk. Those who throw out all obvious filters of Rowling's clearly European Liberal interpretive template forget that Jack Chick, Gene Robinson, and Rudolf Bultmann also communicated in ways steeped in Christian imagery. And yet, I think we'd agree that there are some big differences there.