Loving, Learning, and Teaching
This chapter engages with commentaries on the commandments (or “hestis”) of God’s law across their full extent, as formal systems each of which attempts to find a balance amid the tensions involved in the lollard attempt to center the religious life of a community on the commandments—love versus learning, self-discernment versus correction of others, difficult versus easy, certitude versus despair, sufficiency versus inadequacy, all truth in few words versus few words that somehow encapsulate all truth. It examines all of the extant freestanding exegeses of the gospel precepts in Middle English and the single copy of the longest and most compendious of all lollard commentaries on the commandments, in order to illustrate a means of reading texts of this kind.
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