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Wycliffe, John
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Nothing is known of Wycliffe’s early education (he probably came from Yorkshire), but there is good information about the time of his academic training and teaching in Oxford (Oxford, University), where he spend most of his life. After his basic philosophical study (B.A., Merton College, 1356) and related teaching (M.A., Balliol College, 1360), Wycliffe became a secular priest (1361) and began, with the support of various benefices, the study of t…

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Adolf Benrath, Gustav, “Wycliffe, John”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 26 June 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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