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.
Having grown up in a Catholic family, discussions often focused on a wide variety and number of appearances by Mary. Due to those family talks, I recall the first time the visions at Medjugorje rippled out to public recognition. Judith T. [...]
Judith Lambert’s memoir of her spiritual journey opens with a dream sequence that has her rising through darkness until she encounters a bright light. “I am drawn irresistibly to it. Instantly it is near, and at once I experience an overpowering [...]
In The Women of Easter, we learn about three women in Biblical history who held true belief in the life of Jesus and his teachings. All three of these women were named Mary. Mary of Bethany was the sister of Martha and Lazarus. It was at their [...]