Prof. John O'Callaghan, Department of Philosophy, Notre Dame, elaborates on the Christian themes in Harry Potter. With incredible precision, Prof. O’Callaghan reveals the hidden symbolic meaning in J. K. Rowling’s bestselling fantasy series. Words of Latin and French origin like Draco (serpent) Malfoy (bad faith – mal foi) point to the deeper underlying narrative, which interweaves the philosophies of Socrates, Kant and Descartes with the theologies of St. Augustine and St. Thomas Aquinas, who argued that “faith makes reason possible.”
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