Piers Plowman Passus 18. Piers Plowman: Christ-Knight jousted against the Fiend for the mortal. The Fruit of Piers Plowman (L20,33): A. No longer simple foodstuffs,
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The Fruit of Piers Plowman (L20,33):
A. No longer simple foodstuffs,
B. Souls of patriarchs, prophets, and humankind, which must be redeemed from the devil’s power by Christ’s sacrifice on the cross.
1) pagans: rejected by Christians
2) sinners: Adam and eve as symbol of “original sins of humankind.”
“Mercy” and “Peace”-The New Testament.
“Truth” and “Righteousness”-The Old Testament.
“Truth” and “Righteousness” as implied symbol of criticism against the corrupted clerical institution.
1) A hope for Christians to redeem themselves and get salvation.
2) Inner comfort in the future