Web links, articles, books, podcasts and more about J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series of books.
Catholic Exchange: Harry Potter and the Terrifying Order to Obey
Nancy Brown's Harry Potter article on Catholic Exchange:
Harry Potter, Catholic Boy, by John O’Callaghan
A Priest Not Intimidated by Satan or by Harry Potter
Harry Potter “satanic”: Pope’s Exorcist
Exorcist says demonic influence is strong in today’s world
Review of Fr. Amorth’s book, An Exorcist Tells His Story (1999)
Fr. Amorth’s Contribution to the Confusion
Pope Sticks up for Potter Books
Speak of the Devil… by Father Roderick Vonhogen
Harry Potter and the Paganization of Children’s Culture, by Michael O’Brien
A Baptism of Imagination, an Interview with Peter Kreeft, by Ellen Haroutunian
Harry Potter and the Baptism of the Imagination, by Carrie Birmingham
Harry for Catholics? By Regina Doman
Witches and Wizards
Success of Harry Potter Bowls Author Over
About the Harry Potter Books in Rowling’s Own Words
Scholastic’s Harry Potter Website
Sorting Through Harry Potter, by Amy Welborn
Christian Resources Regarding Harry Potter
Parent’s Discussion Guide for Harry Potter Movies
Steve Wood’s Harry Potter page
Harry Potter vs. Gandalf: An in-depth analysis of the literary use of magic in the works of J.K. Rowling, J.R.R. Tolkien, and C.S. Lewis, by Steven D. Greydanus
Harry Potter vs. the Muggles: Myth, Magic & “Joy” by Mike Hertenstein
Heaven, Hell and Harry
Symbolisms of Heraldry: Meanings of the symbols found in heraldry and on coats of arms. From “The Symbolisms of Heraldry or A Treatise on the Meanings and Derivations of Armorials Bearings” W. Cecil Wade, Published in London 1898.
The Catholic Encyclopedia entry on Alchemy
Literature for children. (2006). In Britannica Student Encyclopedia. Retrieved September 30, 2006, from Encyclopædia Britannica Online.
Harry Potter’s Magic by Alan Jacobs
The “Harry Potter” Debate: The Witch-Hunt Continues, by Father Pierre Ingram, CC
The Harry Potter Debate (A Christian Perspective, with a great deal of links both pro and con)
Rowling, J.K., Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, 1997. Arthur A. Levine Books (Scholastic), New York, NY
Rowling, J.K., Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, 1999. Arthur A. Levine Books (Scholastic), New York, NY
Rowling, J.K., Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, 1999. Arthur A. Levine Books (Scholastic), New York, NY
Rowling, J.K., Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, 2000. Arthur A. Levine Books (Scholastic), New York, NY
Rowling, J.K., Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, 2003. Arthur A. Levine Books (Scholastic), New York, NY
Rowling, J.K., Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, 2005. Arthur A. Levine Books (Scholastic), New York, NY
Rowling, J.K., Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, 2007, Arthur A. Levine Books (Scholastic), New York, NY
Waters, Galadriel with Prof. Astre Mithrandir, Ultimate Unofficial Guide to the Mysteries of Harry Potter, Special “Phoenix” Countdown Issue, Wizarding World Press, Niles, IL, 2002-2003
--, New Clues to Harry Potter: Book 5 Wizarding World Press, Niles, IL 2003-2004
--, The Plot Thickens…Harry Potter Investigated by Fans for Fans, Wizarding World Press, Niles, IL, 2004.
Fleming, Thomas, The Morality of Everyday Life: Rediscovering an Ancient Alternative to the Liberal Tradition, University of Missouri Press, Columbia and London, 2004
Granger, John, Looking for God in Harry Potter, SaltRiver (Tyndale imprint), 2004.
Abanes, Richard, Harry Potter and the Bible: The Menace behind the Magick, Horizon Books (Christian Publications, Inc.), Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, 2001.
Bridger, Francis, A Charmed Life: The Spirituality of Potterworld, Image Books (Doubleday), New York, 2002.
Norfolk, Bobby & Sherry, The Moral of the Story, August House Publishers, Little Rock, 1999.
Hoffman, Mary, A First Book of Fairy Tales, Dorling Kindersley, New York, 2001.
The Golden Treasury of Fairy Tales, A Golden Book, Western Publishing Company, Racine/New York, 1985.
Chesterton, G.K., Lepanto, with Explanatory Notes and Commentary, edited by Dale Ahlquist, American Chesterton Society, 2003. [Permission to use Commentary and Notes granted by Dale Ahlquist]
Chesterton, G.K., Tremendous Trifles, Sheed & Ward, 1909.
Chesterton, G.K., The Everlasting Man, Collected Works Volume 2, page 317, Ignatius Press, 1986.
Chesterton, G.K., “Errors About Detective Stories”, in Illustrated London News, 1920, pg 78ff, in Collected Works, Ignatius Press, Volume 32.
O’Brien, Michael D., A Landscape with Dragons: The Battle for Your Child’s Mind, San Francisco: Ignatius, 1998.
Kern, Edmund, The Wisdom of Harry Potter: What Our Favorite Hero Teaches Us about Moral Choices, Prometheus Books, Amherst, NY, 2003.
Anatol, Giselle Liza (Ed.), Reading Harry Potter: Critical Essays, Praeger Publishers, Westport, CT., 2003.
Who Killed Albus Dumbledore (And Is He Even Dead?), edited by John Granger,
The Pope Hates Harry Potter? Hardly. Essays on the Controversies and Christian Content of the World’s Best Selling Books. Edited by John Granger.
Nel, Philip. J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter Novels: A Reader’s Guide. Continuum: New York, 2001.
Harry Potter and Philosophy: If Aristotle Ran Hogwarts, ed. Baggett, David and Shawn E. Klein, Open Court: Chicago. 2004.
Fraser, Lindsey. Conversations With J.K. Rowling. Scholastic, New York, 2000.
Kid’s Letters to Harry Potter from Around the World. Compiled by Bill Adler. Carroll & Graf Publishers, New York. 2001.
Ahlquist, Dale, "Sometimes You Have to Fight: A Chestertonian Perspective," Catholic Men’s Quarterly, Summer/Fall 2006, pg 5-6.
Birmingham, Carrie, "Harry Potter and the Baptism of the Imagination," Stone-Campbell Journal, Issue 8 Volume 2, pg. 199-214.
Caldecott, Leonie, "Surprised by Joy: Children’s Literature and the Search for Meaning," The Chesterton Review, Volume 31, Nos 3&4, Fall/Winter 2005, Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ, pgs.125-139.
Dailey, Sean P., "At Play in Potter’s Field," Gilbert Magazine, July/August 2001.
Deavel, Catherine Jack and David Paul Deavel, "Character, Choice and Harry Potter," Logos, 5:4, Fall 2002, pg.49-64.
Haroutunian, Ellen, "A Baptism of Imagination: A Conversation with Peter Kreeft," Mars Hill Review, Volume 5, Summer 1996, pgs. 56-73
Jacobs, Alan, "Harry Potter’s Magic," First Things, January 2000, pg. 35-38.
Levine, Arthur, "No Wizard Left Behind," Education Week, November 9, 2005, pg. 44.
McCormick, Patrick, "The Gospel According to Harry and Frodo," U.S.Catholic, April 2003, pg.28-31.
Nel, Philip, "Is There a Text in This Advertising Campaign?: Literature, marketing, and Harry Potter." The Lion and the Unicorn, April 2005, Vol 29, Iss.2, pg 236-258.
Ragle, Brian, "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fear," Skeptic, Volume 12 Issue 2, Pg. 10-12.
Slawson, Jayetta, "Harry Potter Books as Indexes of American Culture," The Journal of American Culture, March 2006, pg. 72-74.
Wilder Gish, Kimbra, "Hunting Down Harry Potter: An Exploration of Religious Concerns about Children’s Literature," The Horn Book Magazine, May/June 2000, Vol. 76, Iss 3, pg 262-72.
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