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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That is, he espoused the beliefs of John Wycliff, whose criticisms of the medieval Church were gaining in popularity in the early 1400s.
The first translation of the Bible into English was by John Wycliff in 1382.
The earliest such interventionists in the dialectical struggle between the Bible as sacred text and the Bible as English literature were John Wycliff and Tyndale, the latter figuring as father of English biblical translation and martyr to the cause of wresting God's Word from the possession of the Roman Church.