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Religion’s Timothy Beal discussed historical interest in dragons, mythical creatures

The religious roots of our obsession with dragons

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MSN: Timothy Beal, the Florence Harkness Professor of Religion, said it’s possible to develop a better sense of how Christians should respond to uncomfortable or overwhelming situations, by studying people’s interest in dragons and other mythical beasts. “We can go more honestly into chaotic and disorienting experiences if we’re open to those kinds of insights from the Bible,” he said.