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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Hess, Mary E. “Resisting the Human Need for Enemies, or What Would Harry Potter Do?” Word & World 28, no. 1 (2008): 47–56.
Hess, Mary E., "Resisting the Human Need for Enemies, or What Would Harry Potter Do?" (2008). Faculty Publications. 92.