Shakespeare the Christian 1
10 lectures with study guide and tests
9 hours 40 minutes playing time
by Rev. Ralph Allan Smith
All profit from this course is donated to the Mitaka Evangelical Church, which has been aggressively promoting Christian education in Tokyo, Japan for over 20 years. By buying this course and introducing it to others, you will be contributing to a building fund for a facility, long-needed for the church to be firmly rooted in the hard soil of Tokyo, one of the largest and most expensive cities in the world. As we labor in the field, help us to bear fruit that will remain. Join us in the cause of the Gospel in Asia.
This course presents Shakespeare's plays from a unique perspective -- Shakespeare's use of the Bible. With perhaps as many as 2,000 references, the 37 plays bequeath a rich but hitherto neglected source of Shakespearean treasure. Though the sheer number is surprising, the quality and significance of Shakespeare's Biblical references show how important Scripture was for him and how he understood it. Taking Biblical allusions into consideration, the interpreter can unlock puzzles about controversial characters and plots, and see some plays in a new light altogether. Study these ten lectures and explore the worldview of history's greatest literary genius.
Lecture 1: Course Introduction
Refutation of Objections to Christian Shakespeare (1)
Lecture 2: Refutation of Objections to Christian Shakespeare (2)
Lecture 3: Shakespeare's Use of the Bible (1)
Lecture 4: Shakespeare's Use of the Bible (2)
Lecture 5: The Merchant of Venice
Lecture 6: Macbeth (1)
Lecture 7: Macbeth (2)
Lecture 8: Henry V (1)
Lecture 9: Henry V (2)
Lecture 10: Romeo and Juliet
Pages/Media: 10 lecture
Dimensions: 9 hours 40 minutes
Author: Ralph Allan Smith
Format: mp3 Audio CD
Ralph Allan Smith
(M.Div., Grace Theological Seminary, 1978). Pastor of Mitaka Evangelical Church since 1981; Director of Covenant Worldview Institute since 1988. Ralph and Sylvia, married in 1976, have been serving the Lord in Tokyo, Japan since 1981. They homeschooled their three children.