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Transfiguring transcendence in Harry Potter, his dark materials and left…

by Mike Gray

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Hauptbeschreibung Three recent and commercially successful series of novels employ and adapt the resources of popular fantasy fiction to create visions of religious identity: J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter books, Phillip Pullman's Dark Materials and Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins' Left Behind series. The act of creating fantasy counter-worlds naturally involves all three stories in the creation of what Mike Gray terms ""transfigurations of transcendence"": hopeful albeit paradoxical encodings of the ambiguous, non-observable reality whose primary locus in modern society is the societally.… (more)

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Hauptbeschreibung Three recent and commercially successful series of novels employ and adapt the resources of popular fantasy fiction to create visions of religious identity: J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter books, Phillip Pullman's Dark Materials and Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins' Left Behind series. The act of creating fantasy counter-worlds naturally involves all three stories in the creation of what Mike Gray terms ""transfigurations of transcendence"": hopeful albeit paradoxical encodings of the ambiguous, non-observable reality whose primary locus in modern society is the societally.

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