Resisting the Human Need for Enemies, or What Would Harry Potter Do?

Mary E. Hess

Article Type: Article

Publication Date: 1/1/2008

Issue: The Enemy (Vol. 28, No 1, Winter, 2008)

Most mass-mediated popular cultures surround us with enemies, offering up vivid depictions of a world seen as either “for us” or “against us.” Christian faith, on the other hand, draws us towards love even in the presence of hatred. A close look at the surprisingly countercultural world of Harry Potter provides some ways forward in walking the path of love.

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