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John Wycliffe – FREE Biography Ebook!

John Wycliffe FREE Biography

Today is the Feast of John Wycliffe, in the Episcopal Church.

 
John Wycliffe is one of the most important figures in the pre-history of evangelicalism, and that of Protestantism more broadly.

John Wycliffe was an English scholastic philosopher, theologian, Biblical translator, reformer, priest, and a seminary professor at the University of Oxford. He became an influential dissident within the Roman Catholic priesthood during the 14th century and is considered an important predecessor to Protestantism.

Wycliffe attacked the privileged status of the clergy, which had bolstered their powerful role in England. He then attacked the luxury and pomp of local parishes and their ceremonies.

Wycliffe also advocated translation of the Bible into the vernacular. In 1382 he completed a translation directly from the Vulgate into Middle English – a version now known as Wycliffe’s Bible. (via Wikipedia)

 

This biography by J. Jackson Wray (published 1884), is a helpful introduction to not only John Wycliffe, but also the late 14th century culture in which he worked…  Browse the book below or download as a FREE ebook!

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C. Christopher Smith is the founding editor of The Englewood Review of Books. He is also author of a number of books, including most recently How the Body of Christ Talks: Recovering the Practice of Conversation in the Church (Brazos Press, 2019). Connect with him online at: C-Christopher-Smith.com


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