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Is Harry Potter the Son of God?

Author claims Harry Potter is Christ allegory. Predicts Harry's Death and Resurrection.

Contact: Abigail BeauSeigneur, 301-840-1393, 301-503-1221, abbey@selectivehouse.com


ROCKVILLE, Maryland, July 15 /Christian Newswire/ -- "As we approach the release of the seventh and final book in the Harry Potter series, Potter friends and foes alike are in for the surprise of their lives." So says a just-published article on Mugglenet.com, one of the most-visited Harry Potter fan sites. According to the article by Abigail BeauSeigneur, daughter of Warner Books science fiction author James BeauSeigneur, "The story of Harry Potter is, and always was, a Christian allegory - a fictionalized modern day adaptation of the life of Christ, intended to introduce his character to a new generation."

Ms. BeauSeigneur builds her argument on interviews with Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling and extensive symbolism used in the books. BeauSeigneur cites Rowling's evasiveness about her religious beliefs – though Rowling admits to being Christian, she has been hesitant to reveal more, saying that doing so would reveal too much about her books. BeauSeigneur believes that this evasiveness is a key clue to the books' ultimate plot and will play itself out in Harry Potter's death and resurrection in the seventh book, "Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows" to be released worldwide on July 21.

In the article, available at http://www.mugglenet.com/editorials/editorials/edit-beauseigneura01.shtml, BeauSeigneur quotes Rowling's statements as a starting point then goes on to give evidence from the books through symbolism and similarities between the life of Harry Potter and the life of Christ, citing such examples as their prophetic births, personality traits, life events, opposition to authority, battle against evil, unfair trials, as well as similarities between Lord Voldemort and the devil.

BeauSeigneur not only details how this might play out in the last book of the Rowling series, but also documents her 16-page article with 249 footnotes (a shorter version is also available). Published so far by webzine RevelationFiles.com and MuggleNet (whose editorials have been commended by Rowling their insight), the article has been heralded by some readers as "fascinating" and "brilliant." However, a few Christians readers have been far less receptive; one has suggests that Ms. BeauSeigneur is a "tool of the devil."