by Laura McKnight on dailycomet.com

J.K. Rowling’s uber-popular ‘Harry Potter’ series has long conjured up controversy among Christians, with the loudest critics decrying the books as a dangerous gateway into the occult and other practices considered evil. Other Christians view the young wizard’s tales as harmless entertainment, even morally beneficial.

But Denise Roper of Houma belongs to a growing group of believers who view Potter as not just harmless, but rife with Christian themes and obvious parallels to the story of Christ.
After the last Potter book, “you’d have to be blind not to see it,” Roper said.

The local band director and fantasy-fiction fan hopes to help others see both the overt and subtle Christian elements of the hit series with her book, ‘The Lord of the Hallows: Christian Symbolism and Themes in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter’.

In her book, Roper compares Christian themes found in ‘Harry Potter’ with those found in J.R.R. Tolkien’s ‘The Lord of the Rings’ and C.S. Lewis’ ‘The Chronicles of Narnia’ series.
This includes medieval symbolism and battles pitting good versus evil used in all three series and the idea of the series’ major characters serving as Christ figures. Roper also includes parallels between ‘Harry Potter’ and Arthurian tales.

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It’s not the first time I hear about this – comparing Christian themes to mystery novels like ‘Harry Potter’ and ‘Lord of the Rings’. But in my opinion all is compared to everything – and there are not only christian things in the books – there are also other symbols of other cultures and religions. What do you think about the idea to write a book about this? Do you agree with Denise Roper and will you read her book?