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.
The fear in the subtitle, Saving Our Faith from a Culture of Fear, isn’t the external fear brought on by too much exposure to the news, or only partly, it’s a fear to engage in a full life of Christian service. Not only in our [...]
With Supernatural Knowledge: The Ageless Enigmatic Credential of Saints and Terrorists Alike, How Human Nature Shapes Our Deadliest Pretense, Mr. Johnson has embarked on an ambitious expedition over much trodden territory, but he brings a fresh [...]
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. [...]