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Hussism in Bohemia was born from a movement for reform which in its beginnings was of Catholic inspiration. It started with an attempt by Archbishop Ernest of Pardubice (1343–64) to reform his diocese. Among the measures he took there was one which was to be of great consequence. He called to Prague a well-known German preacher, Conrad of Waldhausen, who had as a disciple the Czech Milič of Kroměříž, soon to be followed by a whole line of Czech reforming preachers. The most famous among them was…

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Paul De Vooght, “Hussism”, in: Sacramentum Mundi Online, General Editor Karl Rahner, SJ. Consulted online on 04 December 2023 <>
First published online: 2016

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