Beyond Belief: Harry Potter in text and film
Broad, S. E. (2008) Beyond Belief: Harry Potter in text and film. Journal of Children's Literature Studies, 5 (1). ISSN 1743-0526
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Despite the fact that the Harry Potter books have won a place in the cultural consciousness and have had enjoyed immense commercial success, they were not accepted within many faith groups at the outset. Using the term ‘religion’ to refers to any system of belief that may be recognised by symbols , I look extracts from three of the novels, alongside their subsequent cinematic adaptations, in order to consider the construction of representations of religion in the films and the contribution made by the films to this debate.