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J K Rowling: ‘Christianity inspired Harry Potter’

The Pope may have condemned the Harry Potter books, but J K Rowling has now revealed that Christianity has been one of her major inspirations.

Breaking her silence on the much-debated question as to whether religious themes permeate her books, Rowling confirmed that they echoed her personal struggle with faith.

However the author, who was brought up an Anglican and is now a member of the Church of Scotland, said she still wrestled with the concept of an afterlife.

“The truth is that, like Graham Greene, my faith is sometimes that my faith will return. It’s something I struggle with a lot.

• Full story at the Daily Telegraph.

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