The Vatican* vs. Harry Potter

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An article in today’s edition of the Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore Romano condemns J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter books, despite their apparent similarities to the Christian fantasies of C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien. In their glorification of witchcraft, the article argues, the Potter books promote a “grave and deep lie … the old Gnostic temptation of confusing […]

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