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Aers, David

Overview
Works: 56 works in 249 publications in 1 language and 7,914 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Epic poetry  Illustrated works  Sonnets  Blank verse  Church history  Portraits  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: PR3560, 821.4
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by David Aers
Chaucer, Langland, and the creative imagination by David Aers( Book )

14 editions published between 1979 and 2018 in English and held by 925 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Salvation and sin : Augustine, Langland, and fourteenth-century theology by David Aers( )

11 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 656 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Salvation and Sin, David 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. Salvation and Sin explores various modes of displaying the mysterious relations between divine and human agency, together with different accounts of sin and its consequences. Theologies of grace and versions of Christian identity and community are its pervasive concerns. Augustine becomes a major interlocutor in this book: his vocabulary and grammar of divine and human agency are central to Aers' exploration of later writers and their works. After the opening chapter on Augustine, Aers turns to the exploration of these concerns in the work of two major theologians of fourteenth-century England, William of Ockham and Thomas Bradwardine. From their work, Aers moves to his central text, William Langland's Piers Plowman, a long multigeneric poem contributing profoundly to late medieval conversations concerning theology and ecclesiology. In Langland's poem, Aers finds a theology and ethics shaped by Christology where the poem's modes of writing are intrinsic to its doctrine. His thesis will revise the way in which this canonical text is read. Salvation and Sin concludes with a reading of Julian of Norwich's profound, compassionate, and widely admired theology, a reading which brings her Showings into conversation both with Langland and Augustine."--Publisher's description
Medieval literature : criticism, ideology, & history( Book )

20 editions published in 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Piers Plowman and Christian allegory by David Aers( Book )

10 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 612 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chaucer by David Aers( Book )

16 editions published between 1984 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beyond reformation? : an essay on William Langland's Piers Plowman and the end of Constantinian Christianity by David Aers( )

12 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Beyond Reformation? An Essay on William Langland's Piers Plowman and the End of Constantinian Christianity, David 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. Aers concentrates on Langland's extraordinarily rich ecclesiastic politics and on his account of Christian virtues and the struggles of Conscience to discern how to go on in his often baffling culture. The poem's complex allegory engages with most institutions and forms of life. In doing so, it explores moral languages and their relations to current practices and social tendencies. Langland's vision conveys a strange sense that in his historical moment some moral concepts were being transformed and some traditions the author cherished were becoming unintelligible. Beyond Reformation? seeks to show how Langland grasped subtle shifts that were difficult to discern in the fourteenth century but were to become forces with a powerful future in shaping Western Christianity" --
Literature, language, and society in England, 1580-1680 by David Aers( Book )

12 editions published between 1981 and 1983 in English and held by 525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Community, gender, and individual identity : English writing, 1360-1430 by David Aers( Book )

11 editions published between 1988 and 2018 in English and held by 506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"First published in 1988, David Aers explores the treatment of community, gender, and individual identity in English writing between 1360 and 1430, focusing on Margery Kempe, Langland, Chaucer, and the poet of Sir Gawain. He shows how these texts deal with questions about gender, the making of individual identity, and competing versions of community in ways which still speak powerfully in contemporary analysis of gender formation, sexuality, and love. Making wide use of recent research on the English economy and communities, and informed by current debates in the theory of culture and gender, the book will be of interest to those concerned with Medieval studies, Renaissance studies, and Women's studies."--Provided by publisher
The powers of the Holy : religion, politics, and gender in late medieval English culture by David Aers( Book )

9 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Romanticism and ideology : studies in English writing 1765-1830 by David Aers( Book )

18 editions published between 1981 and 2017 in English and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cover -- Half Title -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Original Copyright Page -- Table of Contents -- INTRODUCTION -- 1 BLAKE: 'ACTIVE EVIL' AND 'PASSIVE GOOD' -- 2 BLAKE: SEX, SOCIETY AND IDEOLOGY -- 3 ROMANTIC LITERATURE AND CHILDHOOD -- 4 WORDSWORTH'S MODEL OF MAN IN 'THE PRELUDE' -- 5 COLERIDGE: INDIVIDUAL, COMMUNITY AND SOCIAL AGENCY -- 6 SOCIAL RELATIONS OF GOTHIC FICTION -- 7 COMMUNITY AND MORALITY: TOWARDS READING JANE AUSTEN -- 8 HAZLITT: CRITICISM AND IDEOLOGY -- 9 SHELLEY: POETRY AND POLITICS -- NOTES -- INDEX OF AUTHORS AND TITLES
Culture and history, 1350-1600 : essays on English communities, identities, and writing by David Aers( Book )

14 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sanctifying signs : making Christian tradition in late medieval England by David Aers( Book )

5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David Aers is one of the most experienced and accomplished scholars in Middle English studies. His consistently bracing and dynamic work has opened up many extremely fertile areas in the field."--James Simpson, Cambridge University Concentrating on the sacrament of the altar, poverty, and conflicting versions of sanctity, Sanctifying Signs presents a critical study of Christian literature, theology, and culture in late medieval England. In this notable book, David Aers considers the diverse ways in which certain late medieval Christians and their Church engaged the immense resources of the Christian tradition in their own historical moment. Using a wide range of texts, Aers explores the complex theological, institutional, and political processes that shape and preserve tradition during changing circumstances. He is particularly interested in why some texts were judged by the late medieval Church to be orthodox and others heretical, and the effect of these judgments on the conversations and debates of the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. Sanctifying Signs begins with accounts of the sacrament of the altar that were deemed orthodox in the late medieval Church. Aers then shifts his focus to the relationship between sanctification and the sign of poverty. Finally, he reflects on the relationship between some versions of domesticity and sanctification. Texts of William Langland, John Wyclif, Walter Brut, William Thorpe, and others are examined within the context of a broad range of earlier and contemporary writings and events. Through these modes of exploration Aers seeks to understand and reinvigorate a theological, ethical, ecclesiological, and political conversation that has been pursued through a variety of rhetorical forms since the late Middle Ages. Students and scholars of medieval literature and theology will find David Aers's trenchant new work to be an invaluable resource
Odes, pastorals, masques by John Milton( Book )

6 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Medieval literature and historical inquiry : essays in honor of Derek Pearsall( Book )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paradise Lost : books VII-VIII by John Milton( Book )

12 editions published between 1973 and 1975 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Faith, ethics, and church : writing in England, 1360-1409 by David Aers( Book )

9 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Milton: odes, pastorals, masques by John Milton( Book )

3 editions published between 1975 and 1989 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Routledge Revivals English Writing 1360-1430 by David Aers( )

5 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cover -- Title -- Copyright -- Original Title -- Original Copyright -- Dedication -- Contents -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- 1 Imagination and Traditional Ideologies in Piers Plowman -- 2 Langland and the Church: Affirmation and Negation -- 3 Langland, Apocalypse and the Saeculum -- 4 Chaucer: Reflexive Imagination, Knowledge and Authority -- 5 Chaucer's Criseyde: Woman in Society, Woman in Love -- 6 Chaucer: Love, Sex and Marriage -- 7 Imagination, Order and Ideology: The Knight's Tale -- Notes -- Index
Paradise lost, and other poems by John Milton( Book )

in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete epic poem chronicling Man's fall from Grace, and Satan's defiant role leading the other angels in rebellion against God
Virtue, identity, and agency : ethical formation from Medieval to Early Modern( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The powers of the Holy : religion, politics, and gender in late medieval English culture
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The powers of the Holy : religion, politics, and gender in late medieval English cultureCulture and history, 1350-1600 : essays on English communities, identities, and writingSanctifying signs : making Christian tradition in late medieval EnglandOdes, pastorals, masquesMedieval literature and historical inquiry : essays in honor of Derek PearsallParadise Lost : books VII-VIIIFaith, ethics, and church : writing in England, 1360-1409John Milton: odes, pastorals, masquesParadise lost, and other poems
Alternative Names
David Aers Britischer Cricketspieler

David Aers Brits cricketspeler

David Aers Historian on theology and religion

Languages
English (197)