What's a Christian to Do with Harry Potter?
Call Number: BR128 .N48 N43 2001
Contents: 1: Harry Potter is Here ... and He's Not Going Away -- Mad About Harry! -- Harry Potter 101 -- Classic Fantasy or Blatant Witchcraft? -- Why Kids (and Kids at Heart) Love Harry -- What Would Jesus Do with Harry Potter? -- Beware the Dangers of the Debate -- Protecting Kids from Real-World Occult -- Be in the World but Not of the World -- Harry Potter and the Judeo-Christian Ethic -- Use Harry Potter to Help Kids Grow in Goodness -- Using Harry Potter to Preach the Gospel
Exploring Harry Potter: Beacham's Sourcebooks for Teaching Young Adult Fiction
Call Number: PR830 .Y68 S38 2000
Welcome to Harry's world -- Pottermania -- Harry's appeal -- Sales, prizes, and fame -- Harry in translation -- Harry's fans -- Merchandise -- Harry in the newspaper and on screen -- Harry's detractors -- The Whitbread prize controversy -- Interpretative biography of J.K. Rowling -- Early life -- Early career -- Harry's beginning -- Finding a publisher -- Harry's success -- Harry encouraging reading skills -- Objections to Harry Potter and Rowling's response -- Vocabulary -- Reading Harry -- Characters and themes -- The cast -- Harry versus Voldemort -- Harry's early life -- Harry the hero -- Harry's heroic transformation -- Harry, Ron and Hermione: the wizardly trio -- The Dursleys -- Harry's teachers and the significance of their names -- Harry's peers -- Adult wizards -- Magical animals and creatures -- Ghosts, plants, and personified props -- Vocabulary -- Setting -- Landscape and distance -- Welcome to Hogwarts -- Life at Hogwarts -- Hogwarts's rooms and architecture -- On Hogwarts's grounds -- Near Hogwarts -- Hogsmeade -- The Shrieking Shack -- The tunnels -- London settings -- Harry's two worlds -- Unusual and unseen settings -- School life -- School days -- Hogwarts house membership -- Making the grade -- The curriculum -- Preparing for school -- Between classes -- Outside of class -- Food -- Nourishing thoughts -- Sports -- The sporting life -- Mount your brooms -- Team spirit -- On the sidelines -- Geography -- Geographical overview of the British Isles -- England -- Scotland.
From Alice to Harry Potter: children's fantasy in England.
Call Number: PR888 .F3 M36 2003
Contents: Victorian children's fantasy -- The long idyll : 1900-1950 -- Into a new world : 1950-1970 -- Rebellion and reaction : the 1970s -- Playing with reality : the 1980s -- Frightened of the dark : the 1990s.
Frodo and Harry : Understanding visual media and its impact on our lives.
Call Number: PR6039 .O32 L6324 2003
Preface : divine encounters and parables -- It's only a movie -- and other star wars -- Something about Harry -- The ring of truth -- Cosmic battles for beauty, virtue and honor -- Pillars of media wisdom -- Caring is only daring -- Once upon a time : worldviews, fantasy, myth, and beyond -- The church, the media, and culture -- Asking the right questions about Frodo and Harry -- Conclusion : seek wisdom, knowledge, and understanding.
Harry Potter and the Bible : the menace behind the magick.
Call Number: PR6068 .O93 Z52 2001
Part One: The World of Harry Potter. 1. Sorcery in a Stone: A Brief Summary -- 2. Sorcery in a Stone: A Closer Look -- 3. Enter the Chamber: A Brief Summary -- 4. Enter the Chamber: A Closer Look -- 5. Azkaban's Prisoner: A Brief Summary -- 6. Azkaban's Prisoner: A Closer Look -- 7. Goblet of Death: A Brief Summary -- 8. Goblet of Death: A Closer Look -- Part Two: Out of the Darkness. 9. The Enduring Battle: Good versus Evil -- 10. The Enduring Battle: Choosing Sides -- 11. Beyond Fantasy: An American Tale -- 12. Beyond Fantasy: Tolkien, Lewis and Rowling -- 13. Lessons Learned: Comments and Controversies -- 14. Lessons Learned: Closing Thoughts.
A Charmed Life : the spirituality of Potterworld
Call Number: R6068 .O93 Z56 2002
Introduction : The riddle house -- The dark mark : demonic creation or daredevil hero? -- The mirror of Erised : the attraction of Potterworld -- The man with two faces : the moral universe of Potterworld -- The death eaters : the theology of Potterworld -- The journey from Platform Nine and Three-Quarters : the metaphysics of Potterworld -- The beginning : responding to Potterworld
Field Guide to Harry Potter
Call Number: PR6068 .O93 Z64 2007
The life and times of J.K. Rowling -- Key themes in Harry Potter -- J.K. Rowling's spiritual worldview -- Images of good and evil -- Standing in the great tradition of children's literature -- The storyteller's craft -- An A-Z of beings, places, things and events
The Hidden Key to Harry Potter : understanding the meaning, genius, and popularity of Joanne Rowling's Harry Potter novels
Call Number: PR6068 .O93 Z677 2002
Part one: Taking Harry seriously -- Critical response to Harry Potter -- Harry Potter 101, or the maps and influences chapter -- Prejudice in Harry Potter -- Death and bereavement in Harry Potter -- Part two: The secret of Harry Potter -- Choice in Harry Potter -- Transfiguration, transformation, and alchemical transmutations in Harry Potter -- The symbolist outlook -- Story and character symbolism in Harry Potter -- Symbols of Christ in Harry Potter -- The ironic secret of Harry Potter -- Part three: The meaning of Harry Potter: a book-by-book look -- The meaning of Philosopher's stone -- The meaning of Chamber of secrets -- The meaning of Prisoner of Azkaban -- The meaning of Goblet of fire -- The meaning of the Harry Potter titles -- The meaning of Harry's name -- Part four: What will happen with Harry? -- The folly of prediction: what we can and cannot know -- Who is Harry Potter? -- Is Snape with us or against us? and other questions that need answering -- What happens next book by book
Looking for God in Harry Potter
Call Number: PR6068 .O93 Z678 2004
Introduction: A parental shift from alarm to approval -- Magic, fantasy, and the Christian worldview : the "sorcery" in Harry Potter supports biblical teaching, not practice of the occult -- God's army versus the servants of Satan? : The Harry Potter novels revolve around the central conflict of good and evil -- The hero's Christlike journey : Harry's adventures take him through life, death, and resurrection -- The alchemy of spiritual growth : the story cycles are built on the stages of transformation -- One person, two natures : Doppelgängers point to the struggle of dual natures--and their resolution in the God-Man -- Christian answers to big questions : surprise endings suggest a remedy for the evils of prejudice -- The triumph of love over death : the mystery of death meets the ultimate answer -- The question of identity : Harry defines himself through choices, change, and destiny -- Evidence of things unseen : the symbols in Potterdom are powerful pointers to Christian reality -- Fun with names : the character names are delightful puzzles with hidden Christian meanings -- The purification of the soul : Christian keys to Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone -- Dangerous books and edifying books : Christian keys to Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets -- Despair and delivery : Christian keys to Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban -- Girded with virtue : Christian keys to Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire -- Dark night of the soul : Christian keys to Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix -- The power of Christian artistry : keys to the future and legacy of the Harry Potter series -- Appendix: Speaking of God in Harry Potter.
The Ivory Tower and Harry Potter : perspectives on a literary phenomenon
Call Number: PR6068 .O93 Z734 2002
Harry's cousins in the magical realm. Harry Potter and the secret password : finding our way in the magical genre -- The education of a wizard : Harry Potter and his predecessors -- Harry's roots in epic, myth, and folklore. In medias res : Harry Potter as hero-in-progress -- Of magicals and muggles : reversals and revulsions at Hogwarts -- Harry Potter : fairy tale prince, real boy, and archetypal hero -- Harry's other literary relatives. Harry Potter and the extraordinariness of the ordinary -- Harry Potter, Tom Brown, and the British school story : lost in transit? -- Greater than gold in Gringotts : questions of authority and values. Crowning the king : Harry Potter and the construction of authority -- What would Harry do? J.K. Rowling and Lawrence Kohlberg's theories of moral development -- Gender issues and Harry Potter. Hermione Granger and the heritage of gender -- Locating Harry Potter in the "boys' book" market -- Harry's language : taking issue with words. You say "jelly," I say "jell-o"? Harry Potter and the transfiguration of language -- Harry Potter and the tower of Babel : translating the magic -- Commodity and culture in the world of Harry Potter. Specters of Thatcherism : contemporary British culture in J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series -- Harry Potter and the technology of magic -- Apprentice wizards welcome : fan communities and the culture of Harry Potter
The Psychology of Harry Potter : an unauthorized examination of the boy who lived
Call Number: PR6068 .O93 Z835 2006
What do students learn from Hogwarts classes? -- Harry's curiosity -- Intergroup conflict in the world of Harry Potter -- "Have you got what it takes to train security trolls?" -- Hogwarts Academy -- Attachment styles at Hogwarts -- What Harry and Fawkes have in common -- Harry Potter and the resilience to adversity -- Discovering magic -- Magical world of Muggles -- Time and time again -- Social dynamics of power and cooperation in the wizarding world -- Mental illness in the world of wizardry -- "Dobby had to iron his hands, sir!" : self-inflicted cuts, burns, and bruises in Harry Potter -- Werewolf in the wardrobe -- Exploring the dark side -- Harry Potter and the word that shall not be named -- Evolution, development, and the magic of Harry Potter -- Using psychological treatment with Harry -- Defense against the real dark arts -- Resisting social influence -- Harry Potter and the magic of transformation
Who Killed Albus Dumbledore? : what really happened in Harry Potter and the half-blood prince? : Six expert Harry Potter detectives examine the evidence
Call Number: PR6068 .O93 Z878 2006
Introduction: Fun during the interlibrum John Granger -- Why Half-blood prince is the best Harry Potter novel John Granger -- The curse of the Black family tree Wendy B. Harte -- How Dumbledore and Slughorn used magic--and stage magic--and fooled us all Sally M. Gallo -- The locket, the cup, Nagini, Harry, and the Mirror of Erised Daniela Teo -- Mourning for her own true love Swythyv (a LiveJournal experience) -- Welcome to my murder : act 1 Joyce Odell -- Brandy and revelations in the library The Usual Suspects -- Afterword: About the children's high-level group.
The Sociology of Harry Potter : 22 enchanting essays on the wizarding world
Call Number: PR6068 .O93 Z8873 2012
Why a sociology of Harry Potter? -- Definitions : an introduction to sociology -- Social Space : "It's the best place for him" : the magical uses of space -- Technology : "Never trust anything that can think for itself if you can't see where it keeps its brain!" : the social shaping of technology in the wizarding world -- Social networks : "Who'd want to be friends with you?" : an analysis of friendship networks at Hogwarts -- Social structure & personality : "I can teach you how to bottle fame, brew glory, and even stopper death" : pedagogy of the Half-Blood Prince -- Crime : "Or dear Bellatrix, who likes to play with her food before she eats it" : why we need Death Eaters -- Economy : "I expect your parents will go hungry for a month to pay for that lot" : reciprocity, recognition and moral worth in the wizarding economy -- Family : "You have never treated Harry as a son" : the politics of motherhood in the wizarding world -- Health care : "She'd have been locked up in St. Mungo's for good" : magical maladies and medicine -- Prejudice : "Said Hufflepuff: I take the lot and treat them just the same" : the magical illusion of inclusion -- Stigma : "Filthy half-breeds, Mudbloods, and disgusting little squibs" : social stigma in wizarding Britain -- Group membership : "Let the sorting now begin" : Hogwarts houses, clubs, secret societies, and their Muggle world reflections -- Boundary work : "The whole point of the tournament is international magical cooperation" : resisting a unified wizarding collective identity -- Collective memory : "A thought that still haunts me" : using a magical lens to study collective memory and cultural trauma among Muggles -- Gender : "Or she" : gender (in)equality in wizarding social institutions -- Race : "Wanagoballwitme?" : inter 'racial' dating at Hogwarts -- Species : "An owl or a cat or a toad" : animals as substitutions in the wizarding world -- Sexuality : "You'll never know love or friendship, and I feel sorry for you" : Voldemort as a queer child -- The Internet : "Differences of habit and language are nothing at all if our aims are identical and our hearts are open" : fan fiction as a forum for the sociological imagination of the new millennium -- The East : "A world that's entirely our own" : Indian response to the British wizarding world -- The world : "Either must die at the hands of the other" : religious reactions to Harry Potter -- Hogwarts Department of Sociology.
The Complete Idiot's Guide to the World of Harry Potter
Call Number: PR6068 .O93 Z888 2007
Wizards, monsters, and creatures of all sorts. Wizards, witches, and warlocks ; Creatures of all shapes and sizes -- Where and how the wizards are. The wizard's wardrobe and toolbox ; How wizards spend their days ; Getting around: modes of transportation ; The sporting life: Quiddich, chess, and other games -- Magical places. Where the witches go in London ; Hogwarts School and Hogsmeade ; International wizarding schools -- Spells, potions, and other ways of performing magic. Herbology 101 ; Round about the cauldron go: draughts and potions ; Watch what you say: spells, charms, hexes, jinxes, and curses ; Advanced wizardry -- Regulating magic and the wizards who perform it. The Ministry of Magic ; Crime and punishment ; The final word.
The Ultimate Harry Potter and Philosophy : Hogwarts for Muggles
Call Number: PR6068 .O93 Z8888 2010
Foreward / by Tom Morris -- Introduction: Harry Potter and the enchantment of philosophy -- Part 1: The horcrux of the matter : destiny, identity, and the soul. The soul in Harry Potter ; Sirius Black : man or dog? ; Destiny in the wizarding world / Jeremy Pierce -- Part 2: The most powerful magic of all. Choosing love : the redemption of Severus Snape ; Love potion no. 9 3/4 ; Harry Potter, radical feminism, and the power of love -- Part 3: Potterwatch : freedom and politics. Patriotism, house loyalty, and the obligations of belonging ; Dumbledore's politics / Beth Admiraal and Regan Lance Reitsma ; Dumbledore, Plato, and the lust for power -- Part 4: The room of requirement : a Potter potpourri. Is Dumbledore gay? Who's to say? ; Choices vs. abilities : Dumbledore on self-understanding ; The magic of personal transformation ; Just in your head? J. K. Rowling on separating reality from illusion ; A pensieve for your thoughts? Harry Potter and the magic of memory ; A Hogwarts education : the good, the bad, and the ugly -- Part 5: Beyond the veil : death, hope, and meaning. The real secret of the phoenix : moral regeneration through death ; Beyond Godric's Hollow : life after death and the search for meaning ; Why Harry and Socrates decide to die : virtue and the common good.
The Science of Harry Potter : how magic really works
Call Number: Q162 .H54 2002
Introduction: the science of magic -- pt. I. (1. Broomsticks, time travel and splinching ; 2. How to play Quidditch without leaving the ground ; 3. The invisibility cloak, sorting hat and other spellbinding apparel ; 4. The mathematics of evil ; 5. Owls, snails & skrewts ; 6. Magizoology ; 7. Bertie Bott's every flavor beans) -- pt. II. 8. Stars, mystic chickens and superstitious pigeons ; 9. The greatest wizard ; 10. There be dragons, really ; 11. The potions master ; 12. The origins of witchcraft ; 13. The philosopher's stone ; 14. Belief, superstition and magic ; 15. The magic of science).