I’ll start off by admitting that I have never read any of the Harry Potter books, nor have I seen the movies. I have nothing against the books or Rowling; I simply have have no interest in the story. J.K. Rowling is widely considered to be a master storyteller, one of the best of our time. And among Christians, her stories have been the source of controversy, whether because of the magical themes, or the recent declaration of Dumbledore being gay.
So, I found it interesting to read this post at Get Religion today, J.K. Rowling, minus her soul. Not only are there some Christian themes in the books (which is not to say the books are allegorical or Christian), but Rowling “is a very articulate, liberal mainline Protestant storyteller (Church of Scotland, in this case) whose academic background has baptized her in ancient Christian language and symbolism.”
The post and the posts linked to are an interesting read, as are the comments that accompany them.