Timothy Beal

Religious studies’ Timothy Beal describes biblical monsters

Sea monsters, giants and angels, oh my! Why you should study the Bible’s scary, surprising monsters

Deseret NewsTimothy Beal, the Florence Harkness Professor of Religion and chair of the Department of Religious Studies, discussed biblical monsters and the role they play in religion. “There’s so much disorder and instability in our lives and experiences. I think religion speaks to that, not just in terms of controlling it or putting it down, but reflecting it,” he said.