Early Reformers and Humanists


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John Wycliffe - translated Bible into England

Underground heretical group

Rejected Papal headship of church

Believed Priests shouldn’t mediate between person and God

Rejected transubstantiation

Predestination - determined who will go to heaven before birth

Wanted Bible in the vernacular – interpret for themselves

Wycliffe Bible – translated into English, illegal

Mostly underground – unsure how widespread


Martin Luther

-          German monk

-          1517 - 95 theses – labelled Pope as anti-Christ

Believes that only faith will bring you salvation

Doesn’t believe in indulgences – people are naturally sinful

Wanted Bible translated


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