Are There Symbols of Faith in ‘Harry Potter’? Artistic Imagination Series Finds Out

Discover how the imagery used in the Harry Potter books can relate to questions of religious belief and truth-seeking at Faith and Reason at Hogwarts: Harry Potter and Christian Intellectual Tradition, the next installment in the Catholic Artistic Imagination Series on campus.

Dr. Kathleen Glenister Roberts

The event, which will take place on Thursday, March 10, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in Room 119 of the Union, will explore some of the symbols author J.K. Rowling uses throughout the Harry Potter books and how they correlate with High Church intellectual tradition.

Speaker Dr. Kathleen Glenister Roberts, professor of communication and rhetorical studies, will discuss the Harry Potter series in relation to topics of faith and reason as well as her own perspective on Rowling’s use of the “seeker” metaphor and how it pertains to questions of truth.

Faith and Reason at Hogwarts is presented by the Center for the Catholic Intellectual Tradition. For more information, visit the Center’s website. Seating is limited. Email to register.