by James D. Witmer
With the conclusion of her Harry Potter series, J.K. Rowling has – to my mind – established incontrovertibly her place among the greatest authors available to Christian young people.
That she has been denied this accolade is perhaps an accidental gift to her from American Christians, who have so successfully created their own sub-culture that they marginalize nearly every artist they embrace.
I could make the list longer, but these are some of the strongest messages Rowling includes. These concepts in particular are foreign to both modern and post-modern society. They are primitive, disturbing ideas that should be regarded as extremely dangerous to the contemporary worldview of blended materialism and relativism.
The beautiful subversiveness of these ideas is that they are woven into a story of amazing craftsmanship, where they slip past our society’s usual filters and infect our imaginations.
Thank God for Ms. Rowling.