A wide-ranging yet accessible investigation into the importance of religion in Shakespeare's works, from a team of eminent international scholars.
1. Shakespeare and the Elizabethan and Jacobean Church Thomas Betteridge;
2. Shakespeare: biography and belief Andrew Hadfield;
3. The Renaissance Bible Hannibal Hamlin;
4. The drama of the liturgy Daniel Swift;
5. Popular religion Phebe Jensen;
6. Grace and conversion Helen Smith;
7. Love Claire McEachern;
8. Sin and evil Adrian Streete;
9. Compassion, affliction, and patience: biblical and religious allusion in Shakespeare Gary Kuchar;
10. Providence and divine right in the English histories Jean-Christophe Mayer;
11. The Merchant of Venice, Jews, and Christians M. Lindsay Kaplan;
12. Religious and political impasses in Measure for Measure Jennifer R. Rust;
13. Remembering the dead in Hamlet Brian Cummings;
14. Othello and Islam: Shakespeare's noble moor, staging blackness, and the performance of religious difference Daniel Vitkus;
15. Poetic creation in an apocalyptic age: King Lear and the making and the unmaking of the world Kristen Poole;
16. Immortal longings in Shakespeare's Rome Robert S. Miola;
17. Sacred and theatrical miracles in the romances Tom Bishop; Afterword: finding the remedy Rowan Williams.
Hannibal Hamlin is Professor of English at the Ohio State University. He is the author of The Bible in Shakespeare (2013) and Psalm Culture and Early Modern English Literature (Cambridge, 2004); and co-editor of The King James Bible after Four Hundred Years: Literary, Linguistic, and Cultural Influences (Cambridge, 2010); and The Sidney Psalter: The Psalms of Philip and Mary Sidney (2009).