Paula again, with another fabulous scholarly essay. Alan Jacobs, Professor of English at Wheaton College and a scholar of Christian theology and literature, among other things, has allowed us to publish on the Lexicon his essay “Opportunity Costs — What does it profit a man to defeat the Dark Lord but lose his soul?” The essay, a thoughtful exploration of the moral dilemmas depicted by Rowling in her books, but especially in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, originally appeared at Books & Culture, November/December 2005, Vol. 11, No. 6, Page 22 on ChristianityToday.com. Enjoy!