Harry Potter and the Sacred Text

Tuesday, October 17, 2017
12:15 PM - 2:00 PM (ET)
Maxwell Library, Heritage Room
Event Type
Lecture
Department
Global Religious Studies Program
Link
https://ems.bridgew.edu/MasterCalendar/EventDetails.aspx?EventDetailId=27868

GRS Keynote Address: Harry Potter and the Sacred Text

On October 17 from 12:15-2 pm, Vanessa Zoltan, co-host of Harry Potter and the Sacred Text, one of the most popular podcasts in America, will deliver the Global Religious Studies Keynote Address. Vanessa and her co-host, Casper ter Kuile, describe the podcast:

 "What if we read the books we love as if they were sacred texts? What would we learn? How might they change us? Harry Potter and the Sacred Text is a podcast reading Harry Potter, the best-selling series of all time, as if it was a sacred text. Just as Christians read the Bible, Jews the Torah and Muslims read the Quran, we will embark on a 199-episode journey (one chapter an episode, to be released weekly) to glean what wisdom and meaning J.K. Rowling’s beloved novels have for us today. We will read Harry Potter, not just as novels, but as instructive and inspirational texts that will teach us about our own lives."

And they have fun doing it. Visit their blog for summaries of the podcasts:  http://www.harrypottersacredtext.com

Harry Potter and the Sacred Text is open to the BSU community, Harry Potter fans, and Muggles (everyone else).

 There will be refreshments.

Harry Potter and the Sacred Text

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