The Skill of a Seeker: Rowling, Religion, and Gen 9/11 by Marilyn R. Pukkila
Those who were children in 2001 form a particular cohort that faces stark challenges when pondering religious and spiritual themes. But they also have an unexpected, nonviolent hero, whose greatest power is love, who grew up along with them and dealt with the same challenges. Gen 9/11 is also Gen HP, the people who grew up with Harry Potter. J.K. Rowling's series provides them with an easy entry into the world of Big Questions; this book shows some of her answers and how they resonate with all her readers.
"Marilyn R. Pukkila has delved deep into the world of the spirit and the world of J.K. Rowling. Like Hermione Granger, she brings intelligence and research to bear on her subject, but like Harry himself she also brings a deep love, both for stories and for spirit, teasing out the threads of Rowling's moral and ethical framework, and suggesting ways that framework may influence millions of young readers and viewers in an increasingly secular age."
About the Author
- Perfect Paperback: 312 pages
- Publisher: Polar Bear & Company; First edition (March 5, 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1882190319
- ISBN-13: 978-1882190317