Who Knew? Prof Discovers Religious Themes in Harry Potter

The professor is interviewed live here. Read the online print version of the same story here and here. Hat tip to Viktor.

And what’s with the prof’s bow tie? Who takes anyone wearing a bow tie seriously?

For those wanting to stop the clock on the Potter Panic period, I think we can take this story as a marker that the Harry Hating Era is officially over. Even theology professors in search of tenure now feel perfectly safe packaging courses about the “spiritual content” of the Hogwarts Saga — cue references to Joseph Campbell, et al — for Millenials. Just over ten years after Hidden Key to Harry Potter was published…

In similar news, another professor has figured out that Harry Potter helped elect President Obama.

For more on the effects of a PhD on the human mind, go here.

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