Harry Potter and the Christian Story

Dr. William Sofield speaks on why we love Harry Potter, including 1) the deeper meanings of names, beasts, and places in light of ancient languages, medieval symbols, etc., 2) Rowling's religious and spiritual interpretation of her work, 3) comparisons and contrasts with Shakespeare, Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, C. S. Lewis, Tolkein, etc., and 4) themes of death and the afterlife, the value of our choices, tolerance for others, courage, and struggling to believe.

William Sofield