History week 14. John Wycliffe

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Writing assignment from the Ron Paul Curriculum, 7th Grade History.

The Reformation was a movement within Western Christianity in 16th-century Europe that posed a religious and political challenge to the Catholic Church and in particular to papal authority, arising from what was perceived to be errors, abuses, and discrepancies by the Catholic Church. Living 200 years before the Reformation, John Wycliffe was named the “Morning Star” of the Reformation, for standing up to the papacy and their false teachings.

John Wycliffe was born in 1323 in a small village near Yorkshire in England. Not much is known about his early life, but we do know that he got a bachelor’s degree in theology at Oxford University and in 1374 he settled down in Lutterworth.

John Wycliffe had strong opinions concerning the Catholic church and its teachings. After settling down in Lutterworth, he was granted to be rector of the parish…

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