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John Huss   /dʒɑn həs/   Listen
John Huss

Czechoslovakian religious reformer who anticipated the Reformation; he questioned the infallibility of the Catholic Church was excommunicated (1409) for attacking the corruption of the clergy; he was burned at the stake (1372-1415).  Synonyms: Hus, Huss, Jan Hus.

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... always is a penalty for heresy. Those who diverge from the orthodox standards are always exposed to some measure of censure or discredit. In former days the stake or the gallows was the penalty. John Huss and Michael Servetus, Ridley, Latimer, and Cranmer were put to death on the demand of orthodoxy. It was not because they were not lovers and seekers of truth; it was because they declined to assent to the statements which authority ...
— The Church and Modern Life • Washington Gladden

Words linked to "John Huss" :   crusader, Hus, social reformer, reformer, reformist, meliorist, Jan Hus

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