- n. English theologian whose objections to Roman Catholic doctrine anticipated the Protestant Reformation (1328-1384)
“But the history of the English Bible as a whole does not go back nearly so far; it dates from the so-called Wyclif Version, believed to have been completed about the year 1380.”
“The simple fact that numerous heretics, such as Wyclif and Luther, repudiated the Mass as "idolatry", while retaining the Sacrament of the true Body and Blood of Christ, proves that the Sacrament of the”
“The intellectual stagnation of those centuries is evident too in the lack of change in the universities: the curriculum which bored Locke at Oxford in 1650 was almost identical to the one which Wyclif found wanting in 1350.”
“Though he was accused of heresy and banished from Oxford, the cultural centrality of the Wyclif translation in Medieval England is revealed by the 250 manuscript sources preserving the work in whole or in part, a large number compared to the mere 64 manuscript sources of Chaucer's "Canterbury Tales.”
“Wyclif c.1330-84, a brilliant Oxford theologian, was the guiding light for a group of followers who made the actual translation.”
“Wyclif is in kindergarten, where he already has a report of the "could do better" variety.”
“Born 12 May 2005 to Deborah and Robert Sebulidde Kukiriza, at Mulago hospital, KampalaIt seemed that Wyclif was destined to be another orphan of the Aids epidemic.”
“The time will come when Robert and I are not there for Wyclif or the other children.”
“Wyclif escaped infection because his mother received good medical care at Mulago hospital in Kampala and was given drugs and a caesarean section to reduce the chances of transmission.”
“But they have moved from the house where Wyclif first lived, where they couldn't pay the rent a few times and the owner confiscated some of their possessions, and now live rent-free, looking after the house of a friend who works away from home as a truck driver.”
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