Is the story of Bel and the Dragon just a metaphor?
Dr. Michael Barber explains what the Catholic Church teaches about the story of Bel and the Dragon from the Bible, and how we know it belongs in the Bible at all.
Michael Barber is the Professor of Theology, Scripture and Catholic Thought at John Paul the Great Catholic University. He has his Ph.D. in Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California. His dissertation was on the Historical Jesus...
"The Church has always taken great care that no one should be compelled against his will to embrace the Catholic Faith, because, as Augustine wisely declares: 'except he be willing, man cannot believe'."