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A Charmed Life: the Spirituality of Potterworld.

by Francis Bridger (Image Books, 2002). Anglican pastor and theologian Bridger has written an accessible and thoughtful apologetic that encourages a Christian reading of J. K. Rowling's hugely successful adventure series.

Potterworld, Bridger argues, is a highly moral universe in which Harry and friends struggle to develop the virtues needed to face down their challenges and opponents.

Far from trying to seduce children into a dark world of magic and violence, Bridger sees Rowling as taking up mantle of the J. R. R. Tolkien and C. S. Lewis, offering young (and not-so-young) readers a developmental myth that nurtures the growth of virtue and spirituality. ***
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Date:Apr 1, 2003
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