Dasha Fayvinova
September 24, 2016 8:46 am
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While many kids hated being dragged to church (or synagogue, mosque, or any other religious equivalent), most would never turn down the opportunity to read and re-read the Harry Potter series. Vanessa Zoltan and Caspar ter Kuile, both graduates of Harvard Divinity School, would agree. They have been creating 25-minute podcast episodes since May, rehashing each chapter of the Harry Potter books and looking at them through the lens of a sacred text.

Harry Potter and the Sacred Text draws parallels between the epic seven-book series and common religious themes. According to Vanessa Zoltan and Caspar ter Kuile’s website:

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The idea is that people are often turned off by the concept of religious texts, which is why breaking things down with the use of a popular tool like Harry Potter can be very helpful. It’s a way to get people into a discussion about religion and theology, but without any pressure to conform. Plus, who wouldn’t love to re-read their favorite book series?

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