The instructions required one to write brief biographies of both John Wycliffe and John Huss.
Biographies of John Wycliffe and John Huss
Calvin and Luther are examples of well-known reformers who were not the first to ascend against the Roman Catholic Church. Amongst the culture at large, there was a developing unease with the papacy's manhandling of power. John Wycliffe and John Huss were one of the first to publically vocalize this aversion and confront the Church. Popularly known as ‘pre-reformers', their inspirational lives and bold faith in the face of death would prove to outlive them through their writings and be largely responsible for ushering in the age of the Protestant Reformation.
On 1329, John Wycliffe was conceived in Yorkshire, England and passed away in Lutterworth, Leicestershire December 31, 1384. He was a man of numerous gifts and accomplishments. He was a religious and social reformer, a scholar, and a logician. He is notable for his straightforward ministerial convictions and exercises against the Church of Rome. Additionally, he is the first to have made an interpretation of the Bible into the vernacular English, an interpretation known as Wycliffe's Bible.
Since he was conceived in a rich family, Wycliffe went to Oxford University in 1346. He was an understudy with many interests. He exceeded expectations in the natural sciences and arithmetic. Additiona...