From Harry Potter to Jesus Christ

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    J. K. Rowling, the first person to become a billionaire by selling books, then lose her billionaire status for donating too much of her money to charity, says the idea for Harry Potter simply popped into her head while on a train ride.

    Nearly twenty  years later, the books have been translated into 67 different languages and the movie versions have raked in nearly $8 billion worldwide. But not everyone was always a fan of Harry…

    This visual essay, produced for a college seminar, explores the criticisms surrounding Harry Potter since the time of its inception–particularly from the Christian community–as well as the abundant religious imagery too often overlooked.