The online articles and interviews below were selected to show the range of adult perseptives on the Harry Potter books. They have been grouped into the following categories:
Articles are listed in reverse chronological order within each category, so the newest items appear first.
Note: With the release of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince on July 16, 2005, we are trying to add stories to this page on a regular basis.
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The Gospel According to J.K. Rowling by Bob Smietana (Christianity Today, July 23, 2007)
Finding God in Harry Potter by Marion Kim (The Christian Post, July 16, 2005)
Finding the Spiritual Power of Harry Potter by Shelvia Dancy (Washington
Post, June 30, 2001)
Bewitched by Harry Potter by Berit Kjos (KJOS Ministries, October 2, 2000)
The Return of Harry Potter (Christian Parenting Today, September/October 2000)
Why We Like Harry Potter (Christianity Today, January 10, 2000)
Positive About Potter: Despite What You've Heard, Christian Leaders Like the Children's Books by Ted Olsen (Christianity Today, December 1999)
More Clay Than Potter by Anne McCain and Susan Olasky (World on the Web, October 30, 1999)
Magical Realism: How Harry Potter Explains the World by Daniel Nexon (The New Republic,
There's Something about Harry by Michael Bronski (Boston Phoenix, June 27-July 3, 2003)
Hands off Harry Potter!: Have Critics of J.K. Rowling's Books Even Read Them? by Chris Gregory. (Salon.com, March 1, 2000)
Harry Potter's Girl Trouble by Christine Schoefer (Salon.com, January 12, 2000)
This Sorcery Isn't Just for Kids by Charles Taylor (Salon.com, March 31, 1999)
School's Out for Harry: Most Teachers Don't Consider Potter Books Required Reading by Kathleen Megan (originally publshed in Hartford Courant, June 4, 2004)
Teachers Incorporate Boy Wizard into Remedial Classroom Instruction by Sue Lindsey (Associated Press, July 12, 2005)
Potter Author's Content Warning (BBC News, September 29, 2000)
Talking with J. K Rowling by Judy O'Malley (Book Links, July 1999)
Of Magic and Single Motherhood: An Interview with J. K. Rowling by Margaret Weir (Salon.com, March 31, 1999)