John Wycliffe

John Wycliffe

The Morning Star

Streaming Video - 1983
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John Wycliffe is a dramatic biography of the life of the 14th century scholar and cleric who translated the Bible into English for the first time. John Wycliffe found himself in the middle of religious, political and social conflicts. An Oxford scholar, one of Europe's most renowned philosophers, John Wycliffe was a defender of English nationalism against the power of the pope and a champion of the poor against the injustices of the rich.
Audience: NRC
Publisher: Made available through hoopla, 1983.
[United States] : Gateway Films, 1983.
Characteristics: data file
1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 75 min.)) : sound, color
Additional Contributors: Howell, Peter
Tew, Tony
hoopla digital


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Sam_I_Am Jun 11, 2011

This DVD is an easy way to hear about the remarkable life of John Wycliffe, Oxford scholar of the 1300's who broke the barrier by translating the Bible into English. Though he died before the authorities of the church could kill him, he so infuriated them, that decades later, they dug up his bones to burn them.

"The Morning Star" part of the title refers to Wycliffe being the first light of the reformation. Today, his work continues with the Wycliffe organization, which continues to bash down barriers by translating the Bible into people's languages around the world (

The Wycliffe folks have videos of their current work on YouTube at:

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Sam_I_Am Jun 13, 2011

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