Following on from her blog post a while back about Lost (Greenflame · Lynn Schofield Clark on LOST), Lynn Schofield Clark’s published a recent interview in anticipation of the new Harry Potter movie and religious/spiritual themes with the Potter books.
I’ve read most of the Harry Potter books. Some I enjoyed, others I thought dragged, needed shortening and some tighter editing. One thing that has consistently struck me is the ‘ends justifies the means’ approach that the protagonists often take. Provided you’re working for the greater good, then it’s okay to lie, steal, cheat etc. to get there. Just makes me a little uncomfortable with holding up the main characters as moral role models that happens from time to time.
Anyway, as always, some related links:
Damaris have a variety of bits and pieces – some explicitly relating to Harry Potter and others intersecting with it in relation to other authors and topics. Typically it’s in their Culture Watch section.
Grove Books have several related resources. See S 79 Harry Potter and the Meaning of Life, S 77 Spirituality in Story: ‘Of Lions, Rats, Wizards, and Lawyers’, and Ev 59 Faith and Film: Close Encounters of an Evangelistic Kind.