John Wycliffe

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Noun1.John Wycliffe - English theologian whose objections to Roman Catholic doctrine anticipated the Protestant Reformation (1328-1384)John Wycliffe - English theologian whose objections to Roman Catholic doctrine anticipated the Protestant Reformation (1328-1384)
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He shows how each philosopher drew on his predecessors and writes well: the reference to Wyclif as not so much the morning star of the Reformation as the evening star of scholasticism is well put.
Called The Morning Star of the Reformation, Wyclif was one of the earliest antagonists of papal encroachments on secular power.