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.
What happens when we die? Do we “Spread our wings and take to the sky?” or is it ashes to ashes? Most of humanity has long thought it’s the wings thing, but most of humanity has been wrong before. So which is it? As you might surmise, the author [...]
The Devil You Know: The Surprising Link between Conservative Christianity and Crime, is a book by Associate Professor Elicka Peterson Sparks of the Department of Government and Justice Studies, at the Appalachian State University. Both the title [...]
Aron is a young Jewish boy growing up in Poland on the brink of World War II. Even in the beginning he seems to be plagued by a cloud of pessimism and selfish desires, but when the Nazi’s roll into Poland, Aron’s situation becomes slowly and [...]