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English theologian whose objections to Roman Catholic doctrine anticipated the Protestant Reformation (1328-1384).  Synonyms: John Wickliffe, John Wiclif, John Wyclif, John Wycliffe, Wickliffe, Wiclif, Wyclif.

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"Wycliffe" Quotes from Famous Books

... that cry was raised they should not have stood at his side as his champions without more knowledge of the truth. The man is now known to have been preaching well nigh the whole day long, reading portions of those accursed translations of Wycliffe's which are damnation to all who possess them or listen to them, and expounding thereupon in the fashion that sends persons raving mad with the poison of heresy. The man is in hiding somewhere in the ...
— The Secret Chamber at Chad • Evelyn Everett-Green

... during almost the whole of this period. It was from Oxford as a centre, under the influence of John Wycliffe, a lecturer there, that a great revival and reforming movement in the church emanated. From about 1370 Wycliffe and others began to agitate for a more earnest religious life. They translated the Bible into English, ...
— An Introduction to the Industrial and Social History of England • Edward Potts Cheyney

... the Roman Church in 1865, to return to it again, for good, eleven years later. During the interval he took pupils at Oxford, produced a very successful Manual of English Literature, edited the works of Wycliffe for the Clarendon Press, made himself an Anglo-Saxon scholar, and became one of the most learned editors of the great Rolls Series. To look at the endless piles of his note-books is to realize how hard, how incessantly he worked. Historical ...
— A Writer's Recollections (In Two Volumes), Volume I • Mrs. Humphry Ward

Words linked to "Wycliffe" :   theologizer, theologist, theologian, theologiser

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