Definition of John Wycliffe
1. Noun. English theologian whose objections to Roman Catholic doctrine anticipated the Protestant Reformation (1328-1384).
Generic synonyms: Theologian, Theologiser, Theologist, Theologizer
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1. The Life and Opinions of John de Wycliffe: Illustrated Principally from His by Robert Vaughan (1831)
"... CHAPTER X. On the Writings of John Wycliffe, DD THE writings of Wycliffe are many of them well CHAP. known from the notices which occur respecting x' ..."
2. Readings in the History of Education: A Collection of Sources and Readings by Ellwood Patterson Cubberley (1920)
"Wycliffe's Followers attack the Pope and the Practice of Indulgences (Arnold, Thomas, Select English Works of John Wycliffe, vol. u, pp. 457-58. ..."
3. The Gentleman's Magazine (1841)
"Allow me to state the result of my researches on this interesting question. On the 14th of May, 1361 , Master John Wycliffe, ..."
4. English Prose: Selections by Henry Craik (1893)
"... John Wycliffe 1324—1384 [John Wycliffe, the year of whose birth is conjecturally fixed as 1324, ..."
5. An Introduction to the English Historians by Charles Austin Beard (1906)
"CHAPTER V John Wycliffe AND THE CHURCH THOUGH there were many critics of the abuses in the Church during the Middle Ages, John Wycliffe differed from them ..."
6. A Text-book of Church History by Johann Karl Ludwig Gieseler, Samuel Davidson, Henry Boynton Smith, John Winstanley Hull, Mary A. Robinson (1858)
"Three Treatises of John Wycliffe, now first published from the MSS., by JH Todd, DD 12. Dublin, 1851 : viz., I. The Church and her Members: II. ..."
7. History of England from the Fall of Wolsey to the Death of Elizabeth by James Anthony Froude (1870)
"... found its exponent in John Wycliffe, the great forerunner of the Refor- John mation, whose austere figure stands out above ..."
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