Jan Hus
b. 1369 – d. July 6, 1415 • Church Reformer • Martyr • Philosopher
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Huss, John
Huss, John (c. 1372–1415), in Czech Jan Hus, Bohemian Reformer. Born of a peasant family at Husinec (whence ‘Huss’), he entered Prague university c. 1390 and took his Master’s degree in 1396. In 1401 he was elected Dean of the Philosophical Faculty. Having been ordained priest in 1400, he soon became
The Dictionary of Historical Theology
Huss, John (c. 1370–1415)
Huss, John (c. 1370–1415)John Huss was born at Husinec in southern Bohemia. He studied philosophy and theology at the University of Prague with an impressive academic career. His theology was shaped under the influence of the Czech reform movement as represented by Jan Milič of Kroměřǐž (1325–74)
Compton’s Encyclopedia
Hus, Jan
Hus, Jan(1369?–1415). A forerunner of the Reformation, Jan Hus of Bohemia was burned at the stake as a heretic rather than recant his religious views and his criticisms of the clergy. Hus founded the Moravian church.Jan Hus was born in the Bohemian village of Husinec in about 1369. He studied for the
Ecclesiastical Dictionary: Containing, in Concise Form, Information upon Ecclesiastical, Biblical, Archæological, and Historical Subjects
Huss and Hussites.—From England the heresy of Wycliffe was, about the beginning of the fifteenth century, transplanted into Bohemia, where John Huss (1369–1415) became its chief propagator. Huss himself, and at that time professor in the University of Prague, translated Wycliffe’s writings into Bohemian.
The Westminster Dictionary of Theologians
Huss, John
Huss, John (1369–1415). Important Czech prereformer. He was born of peasant parents in the small town of Husinec, in southern Bohemia. In 1390 he began his studies in the University of Prague, where he became a member of the faculty in 1398. Two years later he was ordained to the ministry and appointed
The Thiselton Companion to Christian Theology
Huss, John
Huss, JohnJohn Huss (c. 1372–1415), like Wycliffe, was an early advocate of Reform before the Reformation. He was Czech, and entered Prague University c. 1390. In 1400 he was ordained, and in 1401 he became dean of the faculty of philosophy. He translated one of Wycliffe’s works into Czech, and preached
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Hus, Jan
Hus, Jan (Huss, John) (c. 1372–1414). A Bohemian reformer and chancellor of the University of Prague, Hus came under the influence of the writings of John *Wyclif and began a translation of the Bible into Czech. This, along with his preaching, which questioned the legitimacy of papal authority and the
Pocket Dictionary of the Reformed Tradition
Hus, Jan
Hus, Jan (Huss, John) (c. 1372–1415). Bohemian pre-Reformation advocate of church reform and eventual martyr. Hus was ordained and preached at Bethlehem chapel in Prague. Educated at Prague University, Hus was briefly appointed dean and rector, and, inspired by John *Wyclif, proposed various reforms
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Jan Hus
MartyrsJan HusPre-Reformation Reformer“Lord Jesus, it is for thee that I patiently endure this cruel death. I pray thee to have mercy on my enemies.”Early in his monastic career, Martin Luther, rummaging through the stacks of a library, happened upon a volume of sermons by Jan Hus, the Bohemian
Dictionary of Luther and the Lutheran Traditions
Hus, Jan
Hus, JanThe surname for the Czech reformer Jan Hus (ca. 1370–1415) comes from his birthplace, Husinec, in southern Bohemia. He began his studies at the university in Prague in 1390, earning a bachelor of arts degree (1393) and a master of arts (1396). Ordained as a priest in 1400, he began to study
Evangelical Dictionary of Theology
Hus, Jan
Hus, Jan (ca. 1372–1415). An early Czech reformer. Hus (also Huss) was born in Husinec in southern Bohemia. He studied at university in Prague and in 1398 joined the arts faculty. He also took priestly vows. During these years he underwent conversion, although details are unclear. His choice of a priestly
New Dictionary of Theology: Historical and Systematic
Hus, John (1372/3–1415)
HUS, JOHN (1372/3–1415)Czech Reformer and martyr, Hus was a powerful preacher as well as a scholar and theologian. He held it as a basic truth that Scripture possesses unique authority as the ‘law of God’. At the same time he considered the tradition of the church, especially the teaching of the early