James F. Sennett
Professor of Philosophy and Interdisciplinary Studies
Lincoln Christian College and Seminary
This article examines the three most popular Christian fantasy works of the twentieth century: Lewiss Chronicles of Narnia, LEngles Time Quartet, and Tolkiens Lord of the Rings. It argues that it is the moral dimension that is of central importance in all three and that the Harry Potter series is comparable in terms of its moral message and use of fantasy elements. It concludes that Christians have much to learn and enjoy, and little to fear, from the Potter series.
VOLUME 22, No. 2