In England Luther's action revived the spirit of Lollardism
, which had nearly been crushed out, and in spite of a minority devoted to the older system, the nation as a whole began to move rapidly toward change.
A convention of that history is that itinerant teams of poor preachers took Wyclif's ideas to the people and that by these means the popular heresy of Lollardism
She examines association with an essential facet of Lollardism
, namely scripture in the vernacular, sources and analogues, and tropes such as the role of the clergy, Lollardism
in politics, and the use of oaths.
His critical focus, however, centers on the "terrifying restrictions" that he believes were imposed in England after 1409, the date when Archbishop Arundel sought to address the inconveniences of Lollardism
, which taught an early form of predestination while denying the authority of the Church and its teachings on the Eucharist.
preached the dropping of enforced celibacy, the extension of religious poverty and the translation of the bible into English, but some preachers went too far extending their beliefs into free love, although Grace was not one of those.