Chaucer, the Church, and Religion

Author / Editor
Ackerman, Robert W.

Chaucer, the Church, and Religion

Beryl Rowland, ed. Companion to Chaucer Studies. Rev. ed. (New York: Oxford University Press, 1979), pp. 21-41.

References to popular Christianity pervade Chaucer's work, especially CT and the shorter poems, but these usually concern the lower clergy and routine matters. His canon does not include ponderous didactic allegory or theological treatises.
Added in the revised edition, replacing Olson's "Chaucer and Fourteenth-Century Society."

Alternative Title
Companion to Chaucer Studies.

Chaucer Subjects
Background and General Criticism.