John Wycliffe is a dramatic biography of the life of the 14th century scholar and cleric who translated the Bible into English for the first time. Wycliffe found himself in the middle of religious, political and social conflicts. An Oxford scholar, one of Europe's most renowned philosophers, he was a defender of English nationalism against the power of the pope and a champion of the poor against the injustices of the rich. John Wycliffe taught that God's forgiveness cannot be bought with indulgences. He preached that the only true authority is the Word of God, and the Word could only be understood by all if the people could read it in their native tongue. John Wycliffe captures the trials and heroic struggles of this significant man of faith--the "Morning Star" of the Reformation. Running time of 75 minutes. Special Features: 75 minute version in English, Spanish, Portuguese and German with optional English subtitles 30 minute abridged version in English Biography of director Tony Tew Study guide pages from Reformation Overviewif PDF Format
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