The Resource How Harry cast his spell : the meaning behind the mania for J. K. Rowling's bestselling books, John Granger

How Harry cast his spell : the meaning behind the mania for J. K. Rowling's bestselling books, John Granger

Label
How Harry cast his spell : the meaning behind the mania for J. K. Rowling's bestselling books
Title
How Harry cast his spell
Title remainder
the meaning behind the mania for J. K. Rowling's bestselling books
Statement of responsibility
John Granger
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
More than any other book of the last fifty years (and perhaps ever), the Harry Potter novels have captured the imagination of children and adults around the world. Yet no one has ever been able to unlock the secret of Harry's wild popularity... until now. Updated and expanded since its original publication as Looking for God in Harry Potter (and now containing final conclusions based on the entire series), How Harry Cast His Spell explains why the books meet our longing to experience the truths of life, love, and death; help us better understand life and our role in the universe; and encourage us to discover and develop our own gifts and abilities. --Publisher description
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DLC
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1961-
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Granger, John
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6068.O93
LC item number
Z6775 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1961-
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Granger, John
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rowling, J. K.
  • Rowling, J. K.
  • Potter, Harry
  • Spirituality in literature
  • Christianity in literature
  • Children's stories, English
  • Fantasy fiction, English
Label
How Harry cast his spell : the meaning behind the mania for J. K. Rowling's bestselling books, John Granger
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0816/2008015375.html
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Revision of: Looking for God in Harry Potter. [Wheaton, Ill.] : SaltRiver, c2004
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
Introduction -- 1. Magic, fantasy, and transcendence : the magic in Harry Potter is traditional literary spellwork that acts as a counterspell to the materialism of our times -- 2. Cosmic white hats and black hats : the Harry Potter novels revolve around the central conflict of good and evil -- 3. The hero's journey : Harry's adventures take him through life, death, and resurrection -- 4. The alchemy of spiritual growth : the story cycles are built on the stages of transformation -- 5. One person, two names : doppelgängers point to the struggle of dual natures, and their resolution in the God-Man -- 6. Don't judge, lest you be judged : surprise endings suggest a remedy for the evils of prejudice -- 7. The triumph of love over death : The mystery of death meets the ultimate answer -- 8. The question of identity : Harry defines himself through choices, change, and destiny -- 9. Evidence of things unseen : the symbols in Potterdom are powerful pointers to spiritual realities -- 10. Fun with names : the character names are delightful puzzles with hidden spiritual meanings -- 11. The purification of the soul spiritual keys to Harry Potter and the philosopher's stone -- 12. Dangerous books and edifying books : spiritual keys to Harry Potter and the chamber of secrets -- 13. Despair and delivery : spiritual keys to Harry Potter and the prisoner of Azkaban -- 14. Girded with virtue : spiritual keys to Harry Potter and the goblet of fire -- 15. Dark night of the soul : spiritual keys to Harry Potter and the order of the phoenix -- 16. Baptism into a sacrificial death : spiritual keys to Harry Potter and the half-blood prince -- 17. Choosing to believe : Harry Potter and the deathly hallows as the struggle with faith in story form -- 18. Christian birth and baptism : Harry Potter and the deathly hallows as the alchemical adventures of a Christian everyman -- 19. Victory over death : Harry Potter and the deathly hallows as the Passion gospel of a Christian everyman -- 20. FAQs : the other big questions on the minds of Harry Potter readers
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
Newly updated 3rd ed.
Extent
xxii, 280 p.
Isbn
9781414321882
Isbn Type
(sc)
Lccn
2008015375
System control number
  • (OCoLC)225532646
  • 700101
  • (OCoLC)ocn225532646
  • 700101
Label
How Harry cast his spell : the meaning behind the mania for J. K. Rowling's bestselling books, John Granger
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0816/2008015375.html
Publication
Note
Revision of: Looking for God in Harry Potter. [Wheaton, Ill.] : SaltRiver, c2004
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
Introduction -- 1. Magic, fantasy, and transcendence : the magic in Harry Potter is traditional literary spellwork that acts as a counterspell to the materialism of our times -- 2. Cosmic white hats and black hats : the Harry Potter novels revolve around the central conflict of good and evil -- 3. The hero's journey : Harry's adventures take him through life, death, and resurrection -- 4. The alchemy of spiritual growth : the story cycles are built on the stages of transformation -- 5. One person, two names : doppelgängers point to the struggle of dual natures, and their resolution in the God-Man -- 6. Don't judge, lest you be judged : surprise endings suggest a remedy for the evils of prejudice -- 7. The triumph of love over death : The mystery of death meets the ultimate answer -- 8. The question of identity : Harry defines himself through choices, change, and destiny -- 9. Evidence of things unseen : the symbols in Potterdom are powerful pointers to spiritual realities -- 10. Fun with names : the character names are delightful puzzles with hidden spiritual meanings -- 11. The purification of the soul spiritual keys to Harry Potter and the philosopher's stone -- 12. Dangerous books and edifying books : spiritual keys to Harry Potter and the chamber of secrets -- 13. Despair and delivery : spiritual keys to Harry Potter and the prisoner of Azkaban -- 14. Girded with virtue : spiritual keys to Harry Potter and the goblet of fire -- 15. Dark night of the soul : spiritual keys to Harry Potter and the order of the phoenix -- 16. Baptism into a sacrificial death : spiritual keys to Harry Potter and the half-blood prince -- 17. Choosing to believe : Harry Potter and the deathly hallows as the struggle with faith in story form -- 18. Christian birth and baptism : Harry Potter and the deathly hallows as the alchemical adventures of a Christian everyman -- 19. Victory over death : Harry Potter and the deathly hallows as the Passion gospel of a Christian everyman -- 20. FAQs : the other big questions on the minds of Harry Potter readers
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
Newly updated 3rd ed.
Extent
xxii, 280 p.
Isbn
9781414321882
Isbn Type
(sc)
Lccn
2008015375
System control number
  • (OCoLC)225532646
  • 700101
  • (OCoLC)ocn225532646
  • 700101

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