Honors Theses

Date of Award


Document Type

Undergraduate Thesis



First Advisor

Natalie Schroeder

Relational Format



This thesis involves an investigation of the Christian elements in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter book series. Methods and procedures included researching right wing religious responses to the Harry Potter series through media outlets. Each book was read and analyzed in response to religious objections. The series was explicated and studied for religious themes and ideas. The claims of the witchcraft content in the series were researched and expounded upon. Supplementary readers were used, and commentators were relied upon for certain cited ideas. The findings of this thesis are that fringe religious groups who oppose the Potter series are misinformed in their objections. In conclusion, Rowling's series supports many Christian ideas and serves as edifying literature to readers.

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