Harry Potter

Harry Potter and the Christian Faith
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Books about Harry Potter and the Christian Faith

bridgerBridger, Francis. A Charmed Life: The Spirituality of Potterworld. New York: Image Books / Doubleday, 2001. Paperback, 164 pages.

Brown, Nancy Carpentier. The Mystery of Harry Potter: A Catholic Family Guide. Publisher: Our Sunday Visitor, 2007. Paperback, 175 pages.

Dalton, Russell W. Faith Journey Through Fantasy Lands: A Christian Dialogue With Harry Potter, Star Wars, and the Lord of the Rings. Augsburg Fortress Publishers, 2003. Paperback, 160 pages.

granger_spellGranger, John. How Harry Cast His Spell: The Meaning Behind the Mania for J. K. Rowling’s Bestselling Books. Salt River, 2008. Paperback, 304 pages.

Granger, John. Looking for God in Harry Potter. Tyndale, 2004. Hardcover, 202 pages.

Granger, John. The Deathly Hallow Lectures: The Hogwarts Professor Explains the Final Harry Potter Adventure. Zossima Press, 2008. Paperback, 313 pages.

granger2Granger, John. Unlocking Harry Potter: Five Keys for the Serious Reader. Zossima Press, 2007. Paperback, 312 pages.

Keaton, Mary Margaret. Imagining Faith with Kids: Unearthing Seeds of the Gospel in Children’s Stories from Peter Rabbit to Harry Potter. Pauline Books & Media, 2005. Paperback, 336 pages.

Kern, Edmund M. The Wisdom of Harry Potter: What Our Favorite Hero Teaches Us About Moral Choices. Prometheus Books, 2003. Paperback, 296 pages.

Killinger, John. God, the Devil, and Harry Potter: A Christian Minister’s Defense of the Beloved Novels. Thomas Dunne Books, 2002. Hardcover: 224 pages.

Neal, Connie. The Gospel According to Harry Potter: Spirituality in the Stories of the World’s Most Famous Seeker. Westminster John Knox Press, 2002. Paperback: 166 pages.

Neal, Connie. What’s a Christian to Do with Harry Potter? WaterBrook Press, 2001. Paperback, 224 pages.

Pazdziora, John Patrick, and Snell, Micah, editors. Ravenclaw Reader: Seeking the Meaning and Artistry of J. K. Rowling’s Hogwarts Saga / Essays from the St. Andrews University Harry Potter Conference. Unlocking Press, 2015. Paperback: 352 pages.

Prinzi, Travis. Harry Potter & Imagination: The Way Between Two Worlds. Zossima Press, 2008. Paperback, 332 pages.

Prinzi, Travis, editor. Hog’s Head Conversations: Essays on Harry Potter, Volume 1. Zossima Press, 2009. Paperback: 232 pages.

Essays / Sermons

Nuechterlein, Paul. “Harry Potter and Power in Weakness.” A sermon preached July 6, 2003.

Nuechterlein, Paul. “Harry Potter and the Power of Love.” An Internet essay published December 2005, latest version in January 2007 (between Books 6 and 7 — with some surprisingly accurate guesses about Book 7).

Nuechterlein, Paul. “Jesus Christ and the Life-Giving Hallows.” A sermon preached July 29, 2007.

Wandinger, Nikolaus; Drexler, Christoph; Peter, Teresa. “Harry Potter and the Art of Theology 1: A Theological Perspective on J. K. Rowling’s Novels — Part One: Healing, Grace and Original Sin.” Published in: Milltown Studies 52 (Winter 2003), 1-26.

Wandinger, Nikolaus; Drexler, Christoph; Peter, Teresa. “Harry Potter and the Art of Theology 2: A Theological Perspective on J. K. Rowling’s novels – Part Two: Sacrifice and Mission.” Published in: Milltown Studies 53 (Summer 2004), 131- 153.

Wandinger, Nikolaus; Drexler, Christoph. “Harry Potter and the Art of Theology Revisited.” Published in: Milltown Studies 61 (2008), 84-120.

Wandinger, Nikolaus. “‘Sacrifice’ in ‘Harry Potter’ from a Girardian Perspective.” An essay presented to the Girardian meeting of the AAR/SBL convention in November, 2009, and subsequently published in Contagion 17 (2010).

Websites

The Harry Potter Lexicon. The best reference site for quotes, terms, names, plots, etc.

Hogwarts Professor. John Granger’s website (see his many books above).

The Leaky Cauldron. Not Christian in orientation, but the best website for general information.

Pottermore. J. K. Rowling’s own site on the magical world of Harry Potter.

Potterwatch. A site of podcast interviews, including with Theology & Peace‘s own resident magician James Warren (Part 1 on March 7, 2016; Part 2 on October 12, 2016).

Harry Potter Series — Books — by J. K. Rowling (in chronological order)

stoneHarry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. Scholastic, September 1, 1998. Hardcover: 309 pages.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. Scholastic, June 2, 1999. Hardcover: 341 pages.

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. Scholastic, September 8, 1999. Hardcover: 435 pages.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Scholastic, July 8, 2000. Hardcover: 734 pages.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. Scholastic, June 21, 2003. Hardcover: 870 pages.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Scholastic, July 16, 2005. Hardcover, 672 pages.

hallowsHarry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Scholastic, July 21, 2007. Hardcover, 784 pages.

Harry Potter Paperback Boxed Set (Books 1-7).

Harry Potter Series — Audio Books — by J. K. Rowling / read by Jim Dale

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. Listening Library, 1999.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. Listening Library, 1999.

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. Listening Library, 2000.

goblet_cdHarry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Listening Library, 2000.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. Listening Library, 2003.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Listening Library, 2005.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Listening Library, July 21, 2007.

Harry Potter Series — Motion Pictures (DVDs)

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. Warner Home Video, 2002. (Theatrical Release Date: November 16, 2001)

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. Warner Home Video, 2003. (Theatrical Release Date: November 15, 2002)

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. Warner Home Video, 2004. (Theatrical Release Date: June 4, 2004)

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Warner Home Video, 2006. (Theatrical Release Date: November 18, 2005)

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. Warner Home Video, 2007. (Theatrical Release Date: July 11, 2007.)

prince_dvdHarry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Warner Home Video, 2009. (Theatrical Release Date: July 15, 2009.)

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I. Warner Home Video, 2011. (Theatrical Release Date: November 19, 2010.)

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II. Warner Home Video, 2011. (Theatrical Release Date: May 2011.)

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