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Wycliffe was also an early advocate for translation of the Bible into the common language. He completed his translation directly from the Vulgate into vernacular English in the year 1382, now known as Wycliffe's Bible. It is probable that he personally translated the Gospels.

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John WycliffeJohn Wycliffewas anEnglishScholastic philosopher,theologian,lay preacher,translator, reformer and university teacher at Oxford in England, who was known as an early dissident in theRoman Catholic Churchduring the 14th century. His followers were known asLollards, a somewhat rebellious movement, which preached anticlerical and biblically-centred reforms. The Lollard movementwas a precursor to theProtestant Reformation(for this reason, Wycliffe is sometimes called "TheMorning Starof the Reformation"). He was one of the earliest opponents of papal authority influencingsecularpower. Wycliffe was also an early advocate for translation of theBibleinto the common language. He completed his translation directly from theVulgateintovernacularEnglishin the year 1382, now known asWycliffe's Bible.It is probable that he personally translated the Gospels ofMatthew,Mark,Luke, andJohn; and it is possible he translated the entireNew Testament, while his associates translated theOld Testament.Wycliffe's Bible appears to have been completed by 1384,with additional updated versions being done by Wycliffe's assistantJohn Purveyand others in 1388 and 1395. Jan HussJan Husoften referred to in English asJohn HusorJohn Huss, was aCzechpriest, philosopher, reformer and master atCharles UniversityinPrague. AfterJohn Wycliffe, the theorist of ecclesiastical Reformation, Hus is considered the fi

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