God and Harry Potter
Our local college, Lenoir Rhyne University, is having its 3rd annual Potter Fest this week. I went over today to hear one of the speakers, Danielle Tumminio, author of God and Harry Potter at Yale: Faith and Fiction in the Classroom.
Tumminio got her undergraduate degree in literature and then studied theology and became an Episcopal priest. She started reading the Harry Potter series as a sophomore in college and finished as a grad student at Yale.
She began teaching her popular God and Harry Potter class at Yale as part of their College Seminar Project and eventually from that was approached about writing her book.
She was a joy to listen to. I love people that love theology and want to get others excited about it too!