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John Wycliffe (born in Ipreswell, England, died in Lutterworth, England), he is also known as Wyclif, Wycliff, Wiclef, Wicliffe, or Wickliffe, was a famous Theologian from England, who lived between 1328 AC and December 31, 1384.

Biography

John Wycliffe was an English reformer, who vehemently criticized Pope and urged the church to abandon their possessions and worldly power.

He began to study the Bible, whose words and the content was important in his church criticism. In 1370 he became professor of theology at the University of Oxford, and it was during this period, he identified himself as a reformer. He eventually brought his reform ideas both in word and deed.

Wyclif claimed that God has all power and that only the person who fulfills God's law that the right to rule. His doctrine was that it is the Bible that the church's highest authority, he rejected the papacy and rejected saint worship, pilgrimages, indulgences, and spirit fairs. Criticism went beyond the sacraments - no graduation or the last rites are according to the Bible sacraments.

Wyclif had translated the Bible into English so that people could read it, although he did not participate even in translation. Scriptures were translated from the basic text, but from the Latin Vulgate Bible, which was used by the Catholic Church. As another measure, he sent out preachers, whose task was "the word of God" - as in Matthew 10, where Jesus sent the apostles.

Because of their divergent views Wyclif was condemned by the Church as a heretic and had a couple of years before he died withdraw from the professorship at Oxford, he received protection from both parliament and the people to continue their work life. Many of his preachers were persecuted, and many of them were executed by burning at the stake. After Wyclifs death, persecution harder, his tomb was opened and his bones were burned and thrown into the river in 1427.

John Wyclif, together with Jan Hus seen as precursors of the Reformation. Although Wyclifs reform movement was stopped, mind lived on. The worldwide organization, Wycliffe Bible Translators is named after him.

Our collection contains 4 quotes who is written / told by John.

Related authors: Jan Hus

Source / external links:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Wycliffe

Famous quotes by John Wycliffe (4)


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"This Bible is for the government of the people, by the people and for the people'"
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"The higher the hill, the stronger the wind: so the loftier the life, the stronger the enemy's temptations"
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"In order to the existence of such a ministry in the Church, there is requisite an authority received from God, and consequently power and knowledge imparted from God for the exercise of such ministry; and where a man possesses these, although the bis"
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"I believe that in the end the truth will conquer"


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