The Spirituality of Piers Plowman. The Mystical Gesture: Essays on Medieval and Early Modern Spiritual Culture in Honor of Mary E. Giles.
PPl expresses a Christian spirituality that is biblical and liturgical, personal and social (i.e., communal, objective, and concerned with justice), God-centered, and intended for lay people as well as clergy (emphasizing as it does marriage, the value of women as well as men, and kinship). It is based on an unusually deep understanding of Christ’s message of love. [SMCD]