I've finished watching and reading the play, and I have a LOT to say about this. I know, I know, I wasn't very excited to do something as general as looking at religion, but as I finished reading and watching The Merchant of Venice, I saw so many things that could relate to Christianity on levels more than just skin deep Jew vs Christian. I could easily go into more detail about the antagonized Shylock in the play, and whether I should like him or hate him (there is ample evidence for both), but my friend already did that, so I'll spare myself the double dose. Some things I've looked at though are mercy versus justice, foils to Jesus, oaths, and salvation in general. Again, more to come soon!