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John of Gaunt and John Wyclif

Historians have always been somewhat puzzled at the alliance of two such men as John of Gaunt, duke of Lancaster and third son of Edward III, and John Wyclif, controversialist and reformer.

Literacy as Heresy: Lollards and the Spread of Literacy

An examination of the literacy habits of the Lollards, a heretical sect of the Middle Ages, will, I hope, provide a needed historical context for our concern today with literacy, technology, and responsibility.

Bogomilism: An Important Precursor of the Reformation

Our particular task here is to give proof of the presence of Bogomil and Cathar ideas and motivations in the works of the brightest reformation triad: John Wycliffe — Jan Hus — Martin Luther, by means of facts, documented links and associations.

An Introduction to Olympia Morata, a Forgotten, Feminist Voice from Sixteenth Century Italy

An Introduction to Olympia Morata, a Forgotten, Feminist Voice from Sixteenth Century Italy Webb, Val (Augsburg College, Minneapolis, MN) Sea Changes, Vol.1 (2001) Abstract I met Olympia Morata in the British Library while searching for women lost from history. My search word ‘heroine’ uncovered an 1864 inspirational collection Heroines of the Household. Olympia was the […]

The Lexical Contribution of Wycliffe’s Bible English to the History of the English Language

The Lexical Contribution of Wycliffe’s Bible English to the History of the English Language Lee, Youngjoo (Korean Bible University) Language and Linguistics, Vol.35 (2005) Abstract The purpose of this study is to show that the English of the Wycliffe Bible, translated in the late fourteenth century, 100 years earlier than chancery English,) was the true forerunner […]

John Wyclif’s Neoplatonic View of Scripture in its Christological ContextJohn Wyclif’s Neoplatonic View of Scripture in its Christological Context

John Wyclif’s Neoplatonic View of Scripture in its Christological Context Christopher Levy, Ian (Lexington Theological Seminary) Medieval Philosophy and Theology 11 (2003) Abstract John Wyclif’s metaphysical realism is well documented, as is the role it plays in his biblical exegesis. Indeed, notable scholars have observed how Wyclif’s Christian Neoplatonism goes hand in hand with his […]

Analogy and Formal Distinction: On the Logical Basis of Wyclif’s Metaphysics

Analogy and Formal Distinction: On the Logical Basis of Wyclif’s Metaphysics Conti, Alessandro D. (La Maddalena, Italy) Medieval Philosophy and Theology, vol. 6, no. 2 (1997) Abstract John Wyclif (born near Richmond, Yorkshire, before 1330-died Lutterworth, Leicestershire, 31 Dec. 1384) was one of the most important and authoritative thinkers of the late Middle Ages. Not […]

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