John Wycliffe
b. 1330 – d. 1384 • Martyr • Philosopher • Protestant Reformer • Teacher • Theologian
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Wycliffe, John
Wycliffe, John (c. 1330–84), English philosopher, theologian, and reformer. John Wycliffe was probably a member of the Wycliffe family who owned property near Richmond in N. Yorks. He was a Fellow of Merton in 1356, Master of Balliol (c. 1360–1), and Warden of Canterbury Hall (later incorporated into
A Catholic Dictionary
wycliffites. John Wyclif, or Wycliffe, a native of Yorkshire, born about 1324, studied in the University of Oxford, where he was for a long time a fellow of Merton College, then a great seminary of learned men, and afterwards became master of Balliol College and warden of Canterbury Hall. He was a proficient
Compton’s Encyclopedia
Wycliffe, John
Wycliffe, John(1330?–84). The “morning star of the Reformation” was John Wycliffe, English priest and reformer of the late Middle Ages. His teachings had a great effect on Jan Hus and, through Hus, on Martin Luther.Wycliffe was born about 1330 in Yorkshire, England. He was a student and later a teacher
Ecclesiastical Dictionary: Containing, in Concise Form, Information upon Ecclesiastical, Biblical, Archæological, and Historical Subjects
Wycliffe (John) (1324–1387).—Heresiarch, born at Hipswell (Yorkshire). Rector of the College of Baliol at Oxford (1361), then of the College of Canterbury (1365); but deposed by the archbishop of Canterbury (1367), he commenced to attack the mendicant monks and the fundamental institutions of the Church.
The Westminster Dictionary of Theologians
Wycliffe, John
Wycliffe, John (ca. 1330–84). Reformer, philosopher, theologian, educator, and diplomat, who was said to have been “the morning star of the Reformation.” He was born in Yorkshire, England. After receiving a doctorate in theology from the University of Oxford in 1372, he remained in that university as
The Thiselton Companion to Christian Theology
Wycliffe, John
Wycliffe, JohnJohn Wycliffe (c. 1330–1384) was in effect a Reformer before the Reformation. He was a fellow of Merton College, Oxford, and master of Balliol College. His earliest reputation was as a philosopher who reacted against widespread skepticism in Oxford at that time. In theology he stressed
Pocket Dictionary of Church History: Over 300 Terms Clearly and Concisely Defined
Wyclif John
Wyclif (or Wycliffe), John (c. 1330–1384). An English scholar-theologian who lived most of his life at Oxford, Wyclif is sometimes called the “morning Star of the Reformation.” He anticipated many reforming themes later to find full expression in the sixteenth century. His insistence that the authority
Pocket Dictionary of the Reformed Tradition
Wyclif, John
Wyclif, John (c. 1330–1384). English theologian and Oxford professor, often referred to as the morning star of the *Reformation. Wyclif’s belief in the absolute authority of Scripture led him to oversee the *translation of the Bible into the English vernacular of the time. His own study of Scripture
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John Wycliffe
Movers and ShakersJohn WycliffeMedieval “protestant”“Trust wholly in Christ; rely altogether on his sufferings; beware of seeking to be justified in any other way than by his righteousness.”John Wycliffe left quite an impression on the church: 43 years after his death, officials dug up his
Dictionary of Luther and the Lutheran Traditions
Wyclif, John
Wyclif, JohnAs an English philosopher and theologian, John Wyclif’s (ca. 1330–84) thought and works both precipitated the native Lollard movement and greatly influenced the Bohemian reformist and martyr Jan Hus. Born in Yorkshire and educated at Oxford, where he would teach until 1381, Wyclif was also
Evangelical Dictionary of Theology
Wycliffe, John
Wycliffe, John (ca. 1330–84). The English scholar and theologian often called “the Morning Star of the Reformation.” A native of Yorkshire, he attended Oxford University, receiving the doctorate in theology in 1372. Supported by church positions, he spent most of his life teaching at Oxford. A brilliant
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
1. John Wycliffe and His Times
1. John Wycliffe and his timesDuring the political and religious unrest of the 12th and 13th cent., John Wycliffe (ca. 1330–84), the “Morning Star of the Reformation,” introduced reforms that led to the Reformation in England and Europe. His analysis of the religious climate convinced him of the need