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Harry Potter and the Bible : the menace behind the magick
Abanes, Richard.
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First edition.
Publication Information:
Camp Hill, Pa. : Horizon Books, [2001]

Physical Description:
xv, 275 pages ; 21 cm.
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PR6068.O93 A52 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
PR6068.O93 A52 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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Is the Harry Potter phenomena harmless fantasy or dangerous fascination? This book catalogs various forms of occultism included in the first four Harry Potter books and warns against spiritual dangers.

Author Notes

Richard Abanes is a freelance journalist and investigative reporter specializing in cults, the occult, world religions, and new religious movements. He is a former cult member but now is a devout Christian.

Abanes was a researcher with the Christian Research Institute and founded the Religious Information Center (RIC) of Southern California. He has been a guest on radio and television talk shows including Hard Copy, EXTRA and Rolanda. He has been cited as an expert on religion and cults by the Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Atlanta Journal and Constitution, Waco Tribune-Herald, and Christianity Today.

Abanes has authored several books including American Militias: Rebellion, Racism and Religion, Defending the Faith: A Beginner's Guide to Cults and New Religions, Journey into the Light: Exploring Near-Death Experiences, and The Less Traveled Road and the Bible: A Scriptural Critique of the Philosophy of M. Scott Peck. His feature articles, news stories, and video reviews have been published in national magazines, including Bookstore Journal, Christianity Today, Charisma and Christian Life, Ministries Today, and Christian Research Journal.

(Bowker Author Biography)

Table of Contents

Forewordp. ix
Publisher's Prefacep. xiii
Acknowledgmentsp. xv
Introductionp. 1
Part 1 The World of Harry Potter
1 Sorcery in a Stone: A Brief Summaryp. 13
2 Sorcery in a Stone: A Closer Lookp. 21
3 Enter the Chamber: A Brief Summaryp. 47
4 Enter the Chamber: A Closer Lookp. 57
5 Azkaban's Prisoner: A Brief Summaryp. 81
6 Azkaban's Prisoner: A Closer Lookp. 87
7 Goblet of Death: A Brief Summaryp. 109
8 Goblet of Death: A Closer Lookp. 121
Part 2 Out of the Darkness
9 The Enduring Battle: Good versus Evilp. 151
10 The Enduring Battle: Choosing Sidesp. 177
11 Beyond Fantasy: An American Talep. 203
12 Beyond Fantasy: Tolkien, Lewis and Rowlingp. 229
13 Lessons Learned: Comments and Controversiesp. 247
14 Lessons Learned: Closing Thoughtsp. 259