From Homer to Harry Potter: A Handbook on Myth and Fantasy

From Homer to Harry Potter: A Handbook on Myth and Fantasy

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by Matthew Dickerson, David O'Hara
     
 

ISBN-10: 1587431335

ISBN-13: 9781587431333

Pub. Date: 05/01/2006

Publisher: Baker Publishing Group

The allure of fantasy continues to grow with film adaptations of The Lord of the Rings and J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter series. But how should Christians approach modern works of fantasy, especially debated points such as magic and witches?

From Homer to Harry Potter provides the historical background readers need to understand this timeless genre. It

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The allure of fantasy continues to grow with film adaptations of The Lord of the Rings and J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter series. But how should Christians approach modern works of fantasy, especially debated points such as magic and witches?

From Homer to Harry Potter provides the historical background readers need to understand this timeless genre. It explores the influence of biblical narrative, Greek mythology, and Arthurian legend on modern fantasy and reveals how the fantastic offers profound insights into truth. The authors draw from a Christian viewpoint informed by C. S. Lewis and J. R. R. Tolkien to assess modern authors such as Philip Pullman, Walter Wangerin, and J. K. Rowling.

This accessible book guides undergraduate students, pastors, and lay readers to a more astute and rewarding reading of all fantasy literature.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781587431333
Publisher:
Baker Publishing Group
Publication date:
05/01/2006
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
1,172,574
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.62(d)

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From Homer to Harry Potter: A Handbook on Myth and Fantasy 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Chuck2011 More than 1 year ago
Interesting overview of several Chritian writers' works of fantasy, along with some uncertain or even anti-Christian (eg, Pullman). Relies heavily on Tolkien's theories and philsophy. Overall enjoyable read, though authors show a lack of understanding of science fiction (topic being fantasy, this is a minor point). Good digitization, though some words show hyphenation errors.
Anonymous 8 months ago
Best book ever
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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