HARRY POTTER AND RELIGION

RELIGION 266S

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. Instructor: Staff

Day / Time: 

WF 10:05 AM-11:20 AM

Location: 

Perkins 088

Instructor: 

Howell, Christopher

Section: 

01