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"Christian Harry Potter" Author in NY Times

Posted by: Melissa
July 25, 2004, 02:08 AM

Thanks to the readers who wrote in to tell us about the New York Times article, 'Harry Potter' Inspires a Christian Alternative, about G.P. Taylor's Shadowmancer. The article brings up that good ol' HP-and-the-Christian-fath chestnut, noting that Shadowmancer outranked Harry Potter in Britain for 15 straight weeks.
The article discusses Shadowmancer and its image as a "Christian Harry Potter."

"Like some other committed Christians, he had been disturbed by the amount of witchcraft and the occult in children's literature. "Harry Potter," for instance. The best-selling author J. K. Rowling gives too much power to the forces of evil in her books, he told parishioners. Well, one congregant replied, why not write your own book then?... So Mr. Taylor created a story deeply imbued with Christian imagery and set on the 18th-century Yorkshire coast in Britain with its rugged cliffs, hidden caves and smuggler's legends. It is about an evil vicar, Obadiah Demurral, who tries to take over the world but is thwarted by three teenagers and a smuggler."

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