John Wyclif

[Revised entry by Alessandro Conti on February 9, 2017. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] John Wyclif (ca. 1330 - 84) was one of the most important and authoritative thinkers of the Middle
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[Revised entry by Alessandro Conti on February 9, 2017. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] John Wyclif (ca. 1330 - 84) was one of the most important and authoritative thinkers of the Middle Ages. His activity is set in the very crucial period of late Scholasticism, when the new ideas and doctrines there propounded accelerated the transition to the modern way of thought. On the one hand, he led a movement of opposition to the medieval Church and to some of its dogmas and institutions, and was a forerunner of the Reformation; on the other, he was also the most prominent English philosopher of the second half of the...

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