Bookcover of The Lived Theology of Harry Potter
Booktitle:

The Lived Theology of Harry Potter

Kids seeking alternative identity and spirituality from fantasy novels

LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing (2015-07-10 )

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ISBN-13:

978-3-659-74860-8

ISBN-10:
3659748609
EAN:
9783659748608
Book language:
English
Blurb/Shorttext:
The Harry Potter series has been part of many kids’ socio-cultural context since 1997, and has had a huge impact on them (many of whom are now adults). It is argued that some kids’ identities/spiritualties may have been directly shaped, and may continue to be shaped, by the alternative sacred story presented by Rowling. This story has the Christ discourse woven into its narrative, and there are kids using the Gospel values on a daily basis, whether they are aware of it or not. Rowling’s fantasy asks readers to question the impact that the dominant discourses of their ‘realities’ may be having on their identities/spiritualties, putting them in a position to question if that is indeed who they want to be. This study was motivated by how kids, who live in a Western society where one of the sacred stories is materialism/consumerism, can appreciate, and live out (in lived theology) values of the Harry Potter series which are in complete opposition to the Western sacred story of consumerism. Practical theology seeks to react to, and understand the shifts that have a direct implication on how people’s lives are lived out and affected daily, in response to their socio-cultural world.
Publishing house:
LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing
Website:
https://www.lap-publishing.com/
By (author) :
Anastasia Apostolides
Number of pages:
284
Published on:
2015-07-10
Stock:
Available
Category:
Religion / Theology
Price:
82.90 €
Keywords:
Harry Potter, Practical Theology, Youth culture, Lived Theology, Alternative identity and spirituality, Christ discourse, Consumer discourse, Transformation and transcendence, Wounded Christ, Sacred and mundane stories

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