Caie This article is an argumentation for the poem Judgement Day II as part of a penitential group of poetry. He strengthens this argument by relating the poem to the rest of the group on the one hand, and to Bede's De die iudicii and Wulfstan's Her is halwendlic lar on the other.
Fell This article is concerned mainly with the aspect of transience within the Old-English elegies. The prominent concept discussed here is that of worldly things and life as gifts of God which are only lent. The argumentation is extended to elegiac passages in other Anglo-Saxon poetry, both vernacular and Latin.
Gatch Gatch zooms in from the themes of Judgement Day and the Last Days to the purgatory concept in the fate of the individual soul. His argumentation leads through a brief outline of apocalyptic literature in western Europe into the periods of Anglo-Saxon literature.
Orton Orton argues for a common written source of the poems Soul and Body I and II by examining the two manuscripts and discussing different and common phrasing in both texts.
Trahern Trahern begins with a discussion of fate in Anglo-Saxon literature. Wyrd as a poetic concept is opposed to the web-weaving goddess in Germanic paganism. He then describes the idea of fate in Alfred's translation of the Consolatio Philosophiae (Boethius), where Alfred sees it as subject to divine forethought, and ends this part of the article with Ælfric's belief in free will. The second part of the article is concerned with the Anglo-Saxon conviction of the decline of the world and an imminent end. He concludes with a discussion of the motivation for this view: millenarian calculations vs. Signs of Doom in periods of crisis.