Sin and Salvation were the two central religious preoccupations of men and women in sixteenth-century England, and yet the reformation fundamentally reconfigured the theological, intellectual, social and cultural landscape in which these two conceptual landmarks were sited. The abolition of purgatory, the ending of intercessory prayer, the rejection of works of supererogation and the collapse of the medieval economy of salvation meant that it was impossible for attitudes, hopes, fears and expectations about sin and salvation to survive the reformation unchanged. This book is the first to address in a sustained and rounded form the transformations and permutations that the concepts of sin and salvation underwent over the course of the reformation in England, as well as the practical consequences of these changes as lived.