Beyond Reformation? An Essay on Langland's ‘Piers Plowman’ and the End of Constantinian Christianity

David Aers

Aers presents a sustained and profound close reading of the final version of William Langland’s Piers Plowman, the most searching Christian poem of the Middle Ages in English. His reading, most unusually, seeks to explore the relations of Langland’s poem to both medieval and early modern reformations together with the ending of Constantinian Christianity.