The Bard and the Bible
The Bard and the Bible (A Shakespeare Devotional) pairs 365 short passages from each of the two greatest works of English literature ever created, which were compiled in the same period and in the same city. It offers a year of daily readings based on verses from the King James Version of the Bible and lines from Shakespeare's plays and sonnets. The poetry of the Bard and the power of God's Word will enrich your understanding and appreciation of both, provide new ways to encounter and respond to God, and yield both intellectual stimulation and spiritual inspiration.
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In this week’s episode (here) of The Bard and the Bible Podcast Shylock’s soliloquy in Act 3, Scene 1, of The Merchant of Venice is followed by verses from Paul’s letter to the Romans (Romans 12:19-21) in the King James Version of the Bible.
In this week’s episode (here) of The Bard and the Bible Podcast, we conclude Richard II’s soliloquy from Act 5, Scene 5 of Richard II and pair it with Ephesians 5:15-21 in the King James Version of the Bible.
In this week’s episode (here) of The Bard and the Bible Podcast, the first part of a sad solioquy by Richard II (“I have been studying”) is paired with with Philippians 4:9-12 in the King James Version of the Bible. Ratings and … Continue reading
This week’s episode (here) of The Bard and the Bible Podcast resumes Richard II’s speech from Act 3 Scene 2 of Shakespeare’s Richard II and pairs it with Romans 13:1-7 in the King James Version of the Bible. Ratings and reviews on iTunes are much appreciated. You … Continue reading
A new episode on The Bard and the Bible Podcast is now live (it is also easy to subscribe to the podcast on iTunes).
A brand new episode on The Bard and the Bible Podcast is now live (it is also easy to subscribe to the podcast on iTunes).
Henry Folger was not a man you would expect to become an obsessive collector of Shakespeareana. To begin with, he was an American. He became wealthy in the oil industry, eventually becoming president and chairman of Standard Oil of New … Continue reading
James Shapiro has written numerous books on Shakespeare, such as Contested Will: Who Wrote Shakespeare (which I’ve read) and A Year in the Life of Shakespeare: 1599 (which I haven’t). So I had some idea of what I was getting … Continue reading
I first read Josephine Tey’s mystery, The Daughter of Time, in 1991–soon after I first read and saw Shakespeare’s Richard III. Tey’s novel is a perfect companion–or counterpoint–to the play.