John Wycliffe was an English scholar, theologian, philosopher, preacher, and Bible translator. An early dissident of the Roman Catholic Church, Wycliffe’s works argued for the Scriptures as the sole authority for doctrine and ecclesial polity. The Works of John Wycliffe (12 vols.) contains Wycliffe’s most important works translated into English, historical works that place his life in context during crucial events of the 14th century, and biographies of the man known as “The Morning Star of the Reformation.” These works include Wycliffe’s writings on the doctrine of transubstantiation, the doctrine of dominion, the priesthood, faith and charity, and more.
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John Wycliffe (c. 1328–1384) was an English scholar, theologian, philosopher, preacher, and Bible translator. An early dissident of the Roman Catholic Church, Wycliffe's works on reforming the Church spawned a movement known as Lollardy, which is considered the precursor to the Protestant Reformation. Wycliffe was also an early advocate for translating the Bible into the common language, for ". . . it helpeth Christian men to study the Gospel in that tongue in which they know best Christ’s sentence." Wycliffe's tracts and treatises argued for the Scriptures as the sole authority for doctrine and ecclesial polity, and his sharp attacks on the Church caused his works to be banned. Years after his death, he was declared a heretic at the Council of Constance and his body was exhumed and his remains burned.