Harry Potter and Religion


This course explores the response of many Christians to the Harry Potter book series. Some theologically conservative Protestants have claimed that the Potter books contain satanic messages, promote witchcraft, and celebrate practices of the occult. By contrast, many supporters of the books insist they positively convey Christian messages. By investigating the debate, 'Harry Potter & Religion' also examines the history of thought concerning 'magic' and 'religion,' the sometimes blurred boundaries between religion and science, and the place of technologies of enchantment in all of the above--magic, religion, and science alike.
Curriculum Codes
  • CZ
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