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In the 24th episode of The Sacred, Elizabeth Oldfield talks to Casper ter Kuile host of the “Harry Potter and the Sacred Text” podcast. 17/10/2018
Casper ter Kuile is a host of the “Harry Potter and the Sacred Text” podcast, a show that dissects J.K. Rowling’s classic series as if it were the Torah or the Bible. He was a Ministry Innovation Fellow at Harvard Divinity School and is also a strategist at the podcast “On Being” with Krista Tippett.
In this episode, Casper talks about growing up in a non–religious environment but coming to religion on his own terms, his history in climate activism and how that led him to divinity school, as well as why it’s useful to explore texts like Harry Potter as ‘sacred’, as a way to appreciate its nuances and more subtle, but still prescient, messages.
The Sacred is produced by Hussein Kesvani and No Country Media.
Elizabeth is host of The Sacred podcast. She was Theos’ Director from August 2011 – July 2021. She appears regularly in the media, including BBC One, Sky News, and the World Service, and writing in The Financial Times.
Posted 17 October 2018
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