Salvation and Sin: Augustine, Langland, and Fourteenth-Century Theology

David Aers

Aers continues his study of Christian theology in the later Middle Ages. Working at the nexus of theology and literature, he combines formidable theological learning with finely detailed and insightful close readings to explore a cluster of central issues in Christianity as addressed by Saint Augustine and by four fourteenth-century writers of exceptional power. He explores various modes of displaying the mysterious relations between divine and human agency, together with different accounts of sin and its consequences.