I think wizards are basically in the same boat as muggles: if they believe jesus' miracles occurred as described, they think he is likely divine or otherworldly later that summer, florean fortescue, who was knowledable on the subject of medieval witch burning, helped harry potter finish this essay when he was lodged in. She said, “there is a lot of christian imagery in the books that's undeniable and certainly in hallows [it is] very clear that's an allusion to a belief system in which i was raised” however, many us remember early resistance to the harry potter series from our christian parents and pope benedict alike. But are the harry potter books at the top of his list -- the first books topping his list for as long as you can remember -- naughty or nice these mutimillion-selling stars of bestseller lists cause some anxiety for christians since the main characters are wizards and witches in fact, you may have read newspaper accounts and. Many readers have already exclaimed that harry's final quest marks him as a clear christ figure this is wrong, seriously wrong, and i think j k rowling goes out of her way to tell us so people (characters in the books as well as readers) think that harry is a unique person of unique power, but at a dozen. Harry potter — harry dies many symbolic deaths, but his most christ-like is when he voluntarily walks to his death to save the lives of his friends and all those battling voldemort in doing so, without his wand, he casts the most powerful spell—love—which grants the same protection to his friends as lily's.
Christians differentiate themselves from other religions by believing that god sent his son, jesus of nazareth to earth as the messiah these events jk rowling has admitted to injecting christian ideals into the harry potter series therefore, it is possible she intended for some of the characters to be christians in harry. However, there is one character who serves as the ultimate foil to jesus christ, through both character traits and imagery presented by jk rowling this is most evidenced in harry potter and the goblet of fire, when voldemort returns from the feeble form in which he has existed since he first tried to. I think linking harry potter to christ and making a biblical connection is totally wrong the series is a no, he's a good character that represents such a good, that is all the big difference between the chronicles of narnia and harry potter is that in narnia wizardry is bad, just like the bible says in hp, it is.
And that's where the appeal of a series like harry potter comes in, says casper ter kuile, a graduate of harvard divinity school and the co-host of i already knew the characters, and i loved the story, but i really trusted it in a different way, because it hadn't been used in ways that had hurt me in the past. Even accepting that jesus was as fictional a character as harry potter, we may ask how harry can compare to jesus murphy notes (pp 417, 418): most importantly harry potter is popular in a way jesus is not harry potter's movies have made billions, while mel gibson's passion of the christ (2004) was.
Or maybe you never put two and two together before, and this is the first time you' ve thought about which jesus figures in literature are snacks in which case: merry christmas below, counting down to number one, are our picks for the dishiest messiahs on your bookshelf daniel radcliffe as harry potter in. Chapter one sacrificial half breed warlocks: harry potter as christ figure warlocks are the enemies of god and i don't care what the character of harry potter popped into joanne rowling's head in 1990, when she was returning by train to london after flat-hunting in manchester she didn't have a.
The second conflict that both jesus christ and harry potter faced was that they were the savior-figures in their stories malone (57) defined a savior-figure as someone who “can and does suffer, but the meaning of the figure is more in leadership, in rescuing and saving, in helping fellow human beings to a destiny that. Does harry potter glamorize unethical behavior (in addition to presenting some laudable virtues like loyalty and bravery) 3 does harry potter contain how can anyone condemn harry, since he and other “good” characters show christlike agape love (sacrificial love) through out the books the greek term agape when. When the movie harry potter and the chamber of secrets was released beliefnet invited a group of experts to discuss the potter phenomenon one topic: did harry's creator, jk rowling, intend the similarities our group found between harry and jesus authors often give fictional heroes christ-like attributes--billy budd's.
If i were to tell you about a hero who embraced outsiders, was marked as special from birth, died to save the ones he loved and returned from death to give hope to otherswho would you picture as christians we picture jesus, but the above description also applies to a fictional character - harry potter. However, for the hard-core harry fan there may not be as much about mr potter and one may want, but there is enough information to keep those pages turning the idea of jesus as a literary character, created to embody a jew mystery religion of sorts is fascinating and explains the many parallels between the christian. What protects jesus from the claim that he is, like harry, a fictional characterthis is the starting point of jesus potter harry christ an innovative treatise into religious history, comparative mythology, astrological symbolism and contemporary culture from ancient mystery religions to modern fairy tales, from fictional.