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I just don't understand....

Tis the season…for Brexit to start to become real.   Over the past few days we have seen just how complicated Brexit is going to be with the DUP vetoing the first phase of the negotiations because they object to the Unionist cause being sidelined for a broader advantage.  971 more words


Reglimpsing Norwich's 'Lollards Pit'

It does not take too much imagination to create a 15th or 16th century scene where the condemned are seen walking from their place of imprisonment in Norwich Castle or the City’s Guildhall jail, through the streets and past the Cathedral towards Bishopsbridge and the place of execution beyond.

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Historic Tale

MPs as law enforcers in Late Medieval England

In today’s guest blog, from Dr Gordon McKelvie from the University of Winchester discusses whether the MPs who passed legislation in medieval England were actually that keen on enforcing them… … 976 more words

Social History

The Lollards Were Awesome

My newest piece for the Reformation 500th anniversary edition of Let’s Talk: Living Theology in the Metropolitan Chicago Synod:

And it is in this surviving vernacular literature that we can sense the real import of the Lollard movement.

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21st May 1382. John Wycliffe.

Lutherans in emphasising ‘Faith’ as opposed to ‘Grace’, took their cue from the New Testament Romans 1:17: ‘The Just shall live by faith’; thus righteousness before God is not to be had by achievement, but a gift of a ’Justification by Faith‘, the crux of the Protestant Reformation. 500 more words