My favorite scenes in the “Deadly Hallows”

Will not be posted in the body of this post, but in the comments so as to not give away any spoilers. (These shouldn’t really be spoilers, but just in case, you’ve been warned…)

Author: Nicholas Knisely

Episcopal bishop, dad, astronomer, erstwhile dancer...

4 thoughts on “My favorite scenes in the “Deadly Hallows””

  1. They are:
    The baptism scene in the woods.
    The explanation of the Atonement (ala Gregory of Nyssa) in King’s Cross. (How obvious is that!?)
    My favorite theme is her treatment of the theological concept of Kenosis.

  2. Oh right, and now I understand why is was important that Harry be “the seeker” on the team.
    And I hope there’s no more doubt that JK Rowling has written a work clearly in the tradition of the Inklings. And a very well done one at that.

  3. Absolutely, re: the Inklings! I loved the little nods to Charles Williams in the scene in King’s Cross and the ways in which Harry and Riddle coinhere (very closely related to kenosis!)
    I found the end and the epilogue surprisingly satisfying. I expected to be sad when it was over, like with any good, big book, but I wasn’t.
    What a great trip!

  4. “And I hope there’s no more doubt that JK Rowling has written a work clearly in the tradition of the Inklings. And a very well done one at that.”
    AMEN! Furthermore, I appreciate her “applicability”
    “I cordially dislike allegory in all its manifestations, and always have done so since I grew old enough to detect its presence. I think that many confuse ‘applicability’ with ‘allegory’; but the one resides in the freedom of the reader, and the other in the purposed domination of the author.”
    Tolkien
    My style absolutly.
    Also,unlike Tolkien JK is really, really funny. Brilliant!

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