Wycliffe Statue
Statue of Wycliffe at the Reformation Monument in Worms. Notice that he is reading a Bible.

John Wycliffe

Movement Reformation Happens
Born Yorkshire, 1330
Died Lutterworth, 1384
Significance Wycliffe was an English theologian who taught at Oxford University. He is sometimes referred to as the "Morning Star of the Reformation" because of his critiques of the Catholic Church. He believed that the Scripture should be the source of authority for Christians and encouraged the translation of the Latin Vulgate into English. He was strongly anti-sacramental and condemned transubstantiation. His bones were exhumed and burned according to papal command in 1428.
Works An Account of the Life and Persecutions of John Wickliffe
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