The Harry Potter Effect Paperback

by John Houghton;

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The Harry Potter Effect

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J K Rowling's Harry Potter series is uncontested as the greatest children's book phenomenon of all time. The films that followed have served to widen the appeal even further.

Christians have been notoriously divided over Harry. Some have denounced the stories as a dangerously attractive introduction to the world of the occult. Others welcome their celebration of love over evil, to say nothing of their literary success in a world that many feared had given up on books altogether.

John Houghton looks at 'the Harry Potter effect', both in the wider culture and in the Christian community. His considered critique offers timely and valuable insight for fans and detractors alike, as well as parents, teachers and all those who work with children.

Have the books had a spiritual impact? Are our beliefs, our values, modified as a result of reading them? Have they encouraged the growth of witchcraft and the occult, or do they subtly promote the Christian faith? What impact have they had on our world view? Have the horror and macabre elements of the stories developed, disturbed, or hardened childrenÂ’s emotional development? Have the books weaned them away from the cynicism of Playstation-type war games? Do the books restore imagination to a generation dulled by excessively leftbrained school examinations? Can we commend the books and films to our children, or should we express caution, or even impose an outright ban? In a world saturated with media entertainment, should we even care?

In tackling these questions, and more, John Houghton explores the entire Harry Potter series and the subsequent developments in our culture.

The Harry Potter Effect by John Houghton was published by Kingsway in September 2007. The ISBN for The Harry Potter Effect is 9781842913628.

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Details for The Harry Potter Effect

Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherKingsway (September 2007)
Number of Pages128
Thickness9 mm
Height215 mm
Width217 mm
Product Code1100794
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