Hello all, I have a questions for you all.
The situation is: I’m attending a Christian conference, and there is a certain individual/lecturer that is introducing/teaching allegorical and figurative interpretation of the Bible (Genesis, but generally the rest of the old testament). What is the Catholic position on this? I’ve been told in the past that there are scriptural bases for certain doctrines that rely on a literal interpretation of the Pentateuch. They are also saying both an allegorical and literal interpretation are acceptable, is this true? I look forward to your answer(s). Thank you!
P.S. The main speaking points are Adam and Eve, The Plagues, The Great Flood, The Burning Bush, etc. One more question: they also made a point of saying that the miracles mentioned in the Old Testament are just allegorical, and that God doesn’t need to perform miracles, is there a Catholic position on this as well?
(My apologies if this isn’t in the correct section of the forum.)