You are here

Harry Potter and God: Love and Lumos

Course description:

Harry Potter icon

Are there connections between the Harry Potter books and movies and God?  Come join the conversation. Here are a few questions to get you started!

  • What do stories about about sorcery and stories from the bible have to say to each other?
  • Are Harry's adventures a Christ-like journey?
  • What do the Harry Potter stories have to say about:
    • the conflict between good and evil?
    • the mystery of death?
    • the dark night of the soul?
    • your questions?

This course will explore the common ground between the Harry Potter series and the theological foundations of the Christian faith. We will discuss subjects like Platform 9 ¾ and the leap of faith, Dobby’s sock and salvation, free will and the Sorting Hat, Harry Potter as a Christ figure, the universal struggle between good and evil, and the redemptive power of love.

This course was a wonderful experience!  Very enlightening!  Relaxed, good humour, great technology.

Renison Insittute of Ministry logo

Required text​s:

To get the most out of this course read the Harry Potter series or watch the films before you come.  You do not need to purchase your own copies or bring them to the sessions.

Instructor:

 The Rev'd Victor Krueger Kischak

Dates & Location: 

Three Saturdays; dates to be announced.

10 am to 3 pm, refreshments begin at 9:30 am.

Cost:  

$130, includes HST.

Completion of the Harry Potter half-course can fulfil half the optional course requirement for the Certificate in Christian Studies.