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From Narnia to Hogwarts: A Christian Perspective on Fantasy Literature

James F. Sennett
Professor of Philosophy and Interdisciplinary Studies
Lincoln Christian College and Seminary

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Abstract

This article examines the three most popular Christian fantasy works of the twentieth century: Lewis’s Chronicles of Narnia, L’Engle’s Time Quartet, and Tolkien’s 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.

 
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