Seekers Guide To Harry Potter

Author: Trevarthen
Publisher: John Hunt Publishing
ISBN: 1846946492
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Seize this opportunity to look more deeply into the narrative themes, symbols and mythic elements encountered in the Harry Potter books. Drawing from diverse spiritual and scholarly sources, The Seeker's Guide to Harry Potter offers seekers of all kinds an open-minded guide to the rich layers of meaning and symbolism we encounter in all seven of the novels.

God And Harry Potter At Yale

Author: Danielle Elizabeth Tumminio
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780982963319
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Who would have believed it? Studying Harry Potter at Yale University? To learn about Christian theology? But it happened 'God and Harry Potter at Yale' is the story of the controversial course, 'Harry Potter and Christian Theology, ' its teacher, the Rev. Danielle Tumminio, and what she taught and learned from her brilliant undergraduate students. They explored the heights of theology and literature for answers about eternal questions of faith, revelation, salvation, and what it means to be human. Come to the American Hogwarts in New Haven to join these Ivy League Seekers and their guide as they examine the stories of the Chosen One and Dark Lord for a greater understanding of the Potter novels and life's mysteries.

The Gospel According To Harry Potter

Author: Connie W. Neal
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
ISBN: 9780664226695
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A companion to the best-selling The Gospel according to Harry Potter: Spirituality in the Stories of the World's Most Famous Seeker, this ten-session study, appropriate for youth and adults, explores the religious themes that are prevalent in the popular series of children's books and films. Each session recommends scenes from the DVD and video releases of the first two Harry Potter movies, along with corresponding passages from the books, to facilitate discussion.

Harry Potter Smart Talk

Author: John Granger
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ISBN: 9780982963302
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The leaky cauldron's Potter pundits explore the literary depths, heights, and humor of J.K. Rowling's hogwarts saga.

Harry Potter And Philosophy

Author: Associate Professor of Philosophy David Baggett
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 145960105X
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You don't need a diploma in arithmancy, the friendship of a hippogriff, or even a Hogwarts Library card to discover amazing and arcane secrets in the labyrinthine world of Harry Potter. In the book you now hold in your hands (or for more advanced students, the book you have levitated into a suitable position while you feed snacks to your owl), seventeen philosophical scholars unlock some of Hogwarts secret panels, displaying fresh insights enlightening both for sorcerers and for the more discerning Muggles. Among the occult lore here revealed, behold the best recipe for true courage, proof that self-deception does not yield happiness, how ethics can be applied to the branch of technology known as magic, why the Mirror of Erised isn't adequate for real life, whether prophecy rules out free choice, and what dementors and boggarts can teach us about joy, fear, and the soul. All the pages of this book are acid-free and have been individually bewitched with an anti-befuddlement incantation. Dont forget to keep your wand primed and read between the lines. Failure to observe these precautions may invite the malign influence of Vol sorry, He Who Must Not Be Named. ''Harry Potter and Philosophy is the most enjoyable HP spin-off Ive read and Ive read most of them. Some chapters are so full of good reflections, clear thinking, and reliable scholarship, I couldnt resist reading entire passages aloud. Our family plans to read these thought-provoking essays at the dinner table, sparking intelligent conversation with our teen- and college-aged children Harry Potter fans all.''

The Wisdom Of Harry Potter

Author: Edmund M. Kern
Publisher: Prometheus Books
ISBN: 1615921222
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...reassuring in its analysis of the moral core of the series. Even parents who do not care to read the Potter books, but would like to know what they are about, will find that the author's analysis can help them discuss the book's moral choices and themes with their children. - ForewordSince the 1997 release of J. K. Rowling's first novel - Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone - no series of children's books has been more incredibly popular or widely influential. How do we explain the enormous appeal of these stories to children? Should parents welcome this new interest in reading among their kids or worry, along with the critics, that the books encourage either moral complacency or a perverse interest in witchcraft and the occult?In this original interpretation of the Harry Potter sensation, Edmund M. Kern argues that the attraction of these stories to children comes not only from the fantastical elements embedded in the plots, but also from their underlying moral messages. Children genuinely desire to follow Harry, as he confronts a host of challenges in an uncertain world, because of his desire to do the right thing. Harry's coherent yet flexible approach to dealing with evil reflects an updated form of Stoicism, says Kern. He argues that Rowling's great accomplishment in these books is to have combined imaginative fun and moral seriousness.Kern's comprehensive evaluation of the Harry Potter stories in terms of ethical questions reveals the importance of uncertainty and ambiguity in Rowling's imaginative world and highlights her call to meet them with typically Stoic virtues: constancy, endurance, perseverance, self-discipline, reason, solidarity, empathy, and sacrifice. Children comprehend that growing up entails some perplexity and pain, that they cannot entirely avoid problems, and that they can remain constant in circumstances beyond their control. In essence, Harry shows them how to work through their problems, rather than seek ways around them. Despite the fantastical settings and events of Harry's adventures, children are quick to realize that they are just a weird reflection of the confusing and disturbing circumstances found in the real world.Kern also shows adults how much they can gain by discussing with children the moral conundrums faced by Harry and other characters. The author outlines the central morals of each book, explains the Stoic principles found in the stories, considers the common critiques of the books, discusses Rowling's skillful blend of history, legend, and myth, and provides important questions for guiding children through Harry's adventures.This fresh, instructive, and upbeat guide to Harry Potter will give parents many useful and educational suggestions for discussing the moral implications of this continuously popular series of books with their children.Edmund M. Kern (Appleton, WI) is associate professor of history at Lawrence University.Note: This book is not authorized, approved, licensed, or endorsed by J. K. Rowling, Warner Bros., or any other individual or entity associated with the Harry Potter books or movies. Harry Potter is a registered trademark of Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

The Gospel According To Harry Potter

Author: Connie W. Neal
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
ISBN: 9780664226015
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Contrary to those who reject the Harry Potter books as a threat to Christian faith, Neal demonstrates how the lessons in these books reinforce the central messages of the Bible.

The Unofficial Harry Potter Spellbook

Author: Duncan Levy
Publisher: THiNKaha
ISBN: 1616991283
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Author and Harry Potter fan Duncan Levy recognizes that “Wingardium Leviosa” may be the most popular spell incantation from the world of Harry Potter, but he'd be the first to remind fans that it isn't the only one.

The Unofficial Harry Potter Spellbook is a comprehensive companion for fans looking to delve deeper into the magical world of Harry Potter. Written by fifteen-year-old author Duncan Levy, this extensive collection of spells is not only a fun treat for fans but an extensive look into the magic that fuels the universe of Harry Potter.

The books of Harry Potter were written by British author J.K Rowling. Since the first book's publication back in 1997, the Hogwarts universe has since taken the world by storm, spawning a series of highly successful films, and a whole line of official and unofficial books, toys, games, and clothing lines.

The Unofficial Harry Potter Spellbook takes fans one step closer to the world of Harry Potter by providing them with a convenient and fun way of finding out the different magical spells that were used in the books. The book covers everything from hexes, jinxes, and curses, to charms and healing spells. Whether you're looking for a quick-read magic guide or a fun addition to your growing collection of Harry Potter memorabilia, The Unofficial Harry Potter Spellbook is perfect for you.

The Unofficial Harry Potter Spellbook is part of the THiNKaha series whose slim and handy books contain 140 well-thought-out quotations (tweets/ahas).


Insight

Author: Stephen Skelton
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780982789155
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Re Reading Harry Potter

Author: S. Gupta
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230279716
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This book discusses the political and social presumptions ingrained in the texts of the Harry Potter series and examines the manner in which they have been received in different contexts and media. The 2nd edition also contains extensive new material which comments on the later books and examines the impact of the phenomenon across the world.