Literature and magic
Seven questions on Harry Potter  (essay, 15-7-2007)

During the past ten years, the debate on Harry Potter has grown big among Christian readers. The arguments became more complex, the opinions more nuanced. Still, the key question remains the same. Is the author shrewdly paving the way for magical practice, or is she delivering a positive message under the mask of mythical imagery?

By comparing J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter-series with C.S. Lewis’ Chronicles of Narnia and J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings, it will become clear that fantasy in literature as such has nothing to do with occultism in the real world.

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