an interest in medieval ballads and folk literature

Kuczynski, Michael. Prophetic Song: The Psalms as Moral Discourse in Late Medieval England. Philadelphia: Univ. of Pennsylvania Press, 1995.

Jones, E.A. “The Compilation(s) of Two Late Medieval Devotional Manuscripts.” 79-97. [These are BL MS Royal 17 C. xviii and Bodleian MS Rawlinson C. 894. Jones describes the almost identical contents of these manuscripts, used for devotion and meditation, and then moves on to discuss the rationale for the relationships among them.]


Literature in Japanese history flourished at the start of the 1800s

—. “The Canterbury Convocation of 1406.” Essays in Medieval History Presented to Bertie Wilkinson. Ed. T.A. Sandquist and M.R. Powicke. Toronto: Toronto Univ. Press, 1969. 345-53.


Ruminations | Mostly Musings on Life and Literature

—. “‘No Newe Thing’: The Printing of Medieval Texts in the Early Reformation Period.” Middle English Studies Presented to Norman Davis. Ed. Douglas Gray and Eric Stanley. Oxford: Oxford Univ. Press, 1983. 153-74. Rpt. in 227-48.

Mostly Musings on Life and Literature ..

—. “Christus Qui Mentiri Non Potest: John Wyclif’s Rejection of Transubstantiation.” Recherches de Theologie et Philosophie Medievales (1999): 316-334.

First a word about my banner…I love that face

—. “Barn of Unity or the Devil’s Church? Salvation and Ecclesiology in Langland and the Wycliffites.” Medieval Poetics and Social Practice: Responding to the Work of Penn R. Szittya. Ed. Seeta Chaganti. Oxford: Oxford Univ. Press, 2012. 33-52.

There’s something worldly-wise about it.

—. What is a Lollard? Dissent and Belief in Late Medieval England. Oxford Theological Monographs. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010. [“This is a book not only about lollards but also about the terms and categories that have been used to describe them: through the process of documenting and analysing the dissenting beliefs preserved in lollard texts and the records of heresy trials, what becomes apparent is that there is no static essence that we can call lollardy. Rather than a narrowly defined theological category, lollardy is and has been a capacious term, under which all manner of religious outliers await closer examination. Hornbeck explores the wide range of lollard beliefs on some of the key issues in late medieval Christianity: how one is saved; what truly happens in the sacrament of the eucharist; who can get married, and why; whether there should exist discrete orders of clergy, or even the pope. He argues that the beliefs of individual dissenters were conditioned by a number of social, textual, and cultural factors, including the ideas they discussed with other members of their local communities, the texts to which they had access, and the influence of mainstream religion and spirituality.”]

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—. John Wyclif: Scriptural Logic, Real Presence, and the Parameters of Orthodoxy. Milwuakee: Marquette University Press, 2003. [This study offers an appraisal of John Wyclif’s theology within the context of some larger medieval developments of scholasticism, none of which can be isolated from one another. Levy focuses upon Wyclif’s eucharistic theology and its intersection with his understanding of Scripture. In so doing, Levy identifies two central points about Wyclif: his sense of commitment to the larger continuum of Catholic tradition, and his placement of Christ, the Incarnate Word, at the heart of that tradition. Scripture, for Wyclif, is ultimately identified with the Eternal Word, and proper devotion to the Eucharist is reverence for the Word Made Flesh who instituted this sacrament. At the center of Wyclif’s theology there is always a Living Person.]