As an exercise in a Modern Lit class, I created a presentation on how I thought the Harry Potter saga would end. From reading Joseph Campbell’s Hero With a Thousand Faces, I got almost all of it correct. Not to brag, but I predicted everything except for Voldemort killing Snape — I figured Harry would have done it himself. Ok, maybe just a little bragging…
Jesus Potter Harry Christ is an ambitious and scholarly work that traces the philosophical underpinnings of Christian theology, and then explains it, using the the god-hero narrative structure. Harry Potter isn’t the focus of the book, merely a prop, a handy example of how the symbolism has been used over time. This is NOT a rehashing of Campbell’s work, but an attempt to delve deeper into the mysteries of Christian faith. It’s not for the faint of heart, but if you know the difference between the Arian Heresy, and Gnosticism, you will leave with a better understanding of what Christianity means.
In 2007, an acclaimed investigative reporter for the BBC became an internet phenomenon in the worst way possible. No press is bad press, the saying goes, but its hard to imagine the YouTube video of reporter John Sweeney (screaming in a rage so [...]
Dev Bhattacharyya’s The Ballad Divine is a new English verse translation of The Bhagavad Gita. The Bhagavad Gita, along with the Vedas and Upanishads, is one of the cornerstones of Hindu religious literature. It has often been called the Gospel of [...]
What is the purpose of grace? How is grace made manifest to humanity? What are the similarities and differences between sacraments and sacramentals? These are three of the questions addressed in Gregory S. Neal’s book, Grace Upon Grace: Sacramental [...]