Much recent scholarship has explored how Wycliffism, rather than affording women a greater range of opportunities than orthodox religion, reinforced long-standing disparities in learning and access. While acknowledging the reorientation under way in the field, this article argues that certain Wycliffite biblical commentaries—primarily the long English sermon cycle—address and authorize women in compelling ways. Prompted by a need to model its own exegetical practices, the sermon cycle invokes women as an internal audience invested with the hermeneutic authority to point readers toward the proper register of Christ's speech and thus to the meaning of enigmatic gospel texts. This mode, it is finally argued, makes sense in relation to Wyclif's own hermeneutic theorizations in De Veritate Sacrae Scripturae.

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