This week on The Bard and the Bible Podcast we offer a reprise (here) of John of Gaunt’s famous “scepter’d isle” speech from Shakespeare’s Richard II and a strikingly similar passage from Psalm 48:1-14 in the King James Version of the Bible. Ratings and reviews on iTunes are much appreciated. You can also easily subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, to ensure that you never miss an episode.
Each episode of The Bard and the Bible Podcast offers short readings from Shakespeare and scripture for your inspiration, meditation, or memorization. The host is Bob Hostetler, author of The Bard and the Bible: A Shakespeare Devotional. The episodes, highlighting correspondences or contrasts between the bard’s words and the Bible’s wisdom, can be enjoyed repeatedly and even used as an aid to memorization. Each week’s passages are presented without commentary or interpretation, allowing the listener to draw his or her own conclusions.