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Wycliffe, John (also John Wyclif, John Wickliffe; the Morning Star of the Reform)

Born: 1328 AD
Died: 1384 AD, at 56 years of age.

Nationality: English
Categories: Authors, Dramatist, Priests, Professors, Religious Leaders

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1328 - Birth of the precursor of the Protestant Reformation

 

1377-1378

- views became more radical and he officially rejected the biblical basis of papal authority in his statement called De potestate papae

- insisted on the scripture's primacy of truth and advocated for theological reform

 

1377 - forced to appear before the Catholic bishops to explain his doctrine

- Pope Gregory XI issued five papal bulls against Wycliffe in May

 

1380 - said to have attacked the Transubstantiation but he denied and confessed that he only had different views on Eucharist

- completed the English translation of the New Testament in the Bible

 

1382 - his writings were condemned and his followers in Oxford were forced to recant

- completed the English translation of the Old Testament in the Bible

 

1384 - died of stroke


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