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Salvation Theology and Poetry in <i>Piers Plowman.’ </i>

Salvation Theology and Poetry in Piers Plowman.’

The article presents a response to Nicholas Watson’s essay, ‘Censorship and Cultural Change in Late-Medieval England: Vernacular Theology, the Oxford Translation Debate, and Arundel’s Constitutions of 1409’. It looks closely at PPl in the light of a follow-up essay by Watson on vernacular theology as it applies to the question of universal salvation; it asks whether the term vernacular theology distracts us from the specifically poetic aspects of literature of this period.