The Scriptural Self.
Incidental references: Haukyn’s “singuler” life represents in the Middle Ages the willful abandonment of conformity with the divine pattern. That virtuous self-fashioning through assimilation to scriptural models need not deny the claims of the emotions is shown in PPl, “an allegory of the will in search of a self,” in which love can fully express itself only within a clearly defined system of law.
The Bible in the Middle Ages: Its Influence on Literature and Art, ed. Bernard S. Levy. Medieval & Renaissance Texts & Studies 89. Binghamton, NY: MRTS, 1992. 1-21, esp. 1-2, 14.
Alford, John A.