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Harry Potter and the Baptism of the Imagination

Carrie Birmingham
Assistant Professor of Teacher Education
Pepperdine University

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Replete with Christian symbols, patterns, and allegories, the Harry Potter
series baptizes the reader’s imagination into the essence of the Christian
story. Just under the surface of the narrative, the heart of our redemption—
victorious resurrection through the sacrifice of love—is experienced
time and time again. For millions of readers, the Harry Potter series is a
compelling introduction to Christianity.

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