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.
Don’t judge this book by its cover or title. Based on the depiction of the winged creatures shepherding naked humans toward the light at the end of the tunnel and the title Near-Death Experiences: Understanding Visions of the Afterlife, a reader [...]
In his book, Larry Taunton relates his discussions with Christopher Hitchens during the last months before Hitchens’ death from esophageal cancer. Taunton, an evangelical Christian, “suggests” that Hitchens, a life-long atheist, converted to [...]
Remember that show Fear Factor, where the host, Joe Rogan, would talk folks into facing their fears and doing unthinkable and scary things to win a bunch of money? The eventual winner would get to hear Rogan’s signature phrase of “Evidently, [...]