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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Tag Archives: The Merchant of Venice
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.
Everyone knows “To be or not to be,” right? That memorable line kicks off Shakespeare’s most famous soliloquy. Shoot, the most famous soliloquy. So obviously, that speech from Hamlet is number one. But what would the rest of the best be? … Continue reading
Baseball starts this week! Well, Spring Training, anyway. So what could be more appropriate here on The Bard and the Bible blog than a post about “The Bard, the Bible, and Baseball?” Maybe you didn’t know that both the King … Continue reading
Yes, yes, I know, entire books have been written about William Shakespeare’s depiction of women in his sonnets and plays, and those books could fill whole libraries. This is not that. This is simply one fan–not a scholar–commenting on his … Continue reading
This week’s episode (listen here) of The Bard and the Bible Podcast pairs Gratiano’s words from Act 1 Scene 1 of The Merchant of Venice with Psalm 94:8-12 from the King James Version of the Bible. Ratings and reviews on iTunes are much appreciated. You can also easily subscribe to the … Continue reading
While in Louisville, Kentucky, recently, I visited a bookstore with a few friends, and there discovered a delightful and different journal: “a novel journal,” it’s called. It is one of several volumes published by Thunder Bay Press. Of course, the … Continue reading
With all due respect to Hamlet, there are more questions than “To be or not to be.” That’s a good one, for sure, but another is this: Can Shakespeare make you a better person? That is, can watching, listening, reading, … Continue reading
Last week, I posted on why people hate Shakespeare. At least my best guesses. So I thought the following TEDx talk would be an excellent follow-up: To this I say, with Charmian, “Amen.” And with Touchstone, “Amen.” And with Imogen, … Continue reading
A guest post by Joseph Bentz I have divided my favorite Shakespeare quotes into two categories. The first includes the quotes suggested by friends, whom I asked for feedback. The second category includes four Shakespeare quotes that frequently go through … Continue reading