October 19, 2007


J K Rowling: 'Christianity inspired Harry Potter' (20/10/2007, Daily Telegraph)

The pope may have condemned the Harry Potter books, but J K Rowling has now revealed that Christianity has been one of her major inspirations.

Breaking her silence on the much-debated question as to whether religious themes permeate her books, Rowling confirmed that they echoed her personal struggle with faith.

Speaking in America this week, she was open about the Christian allegories in her latest book Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. [...]

"To me, the religious parallels have always been obvious," Rowling said. "But I never wanted to talk too openly about it because I thought it might show people who just wanted the story where we were going."

Only in America....

Posted by Orrin Judd at October 19, 2007 6:47 PM
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