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John Wycliffe; The 14th Century Brexiteeer

The Englishman Crouching at Luther’s Feet

In the German city of Worms, the scene of Luther’s bold defence before Charles 5th, The Holy Roman Emperor, stands one of the world’s finest memorials to the Reformation. 1,162 more words


The authority of the Bishop of Rome

Before Leo had rejected the canon, both the Emperor Marcion, and the Patriarch of Constantinople, Anatolius, had written to him in conciliatory tones. Marcion hoped (Leo, Epistles CII) that now Rome’s doctrinal position had triumphed, Chalcedon could be ratified. 747 more words


Rome vs Constantinople

The Chalcedonian Fathers explained Canon 28 to Leo as follows:

And we further inform you that we have decided on other things also for the good management and stability of church matters, being persuaded that your holiness will accept and ratify them, when you are told. 906 more words


The "Pre-Reformers:" John Wycliffe and Jan Hus

John Wycliffe and John Huss (or Jan Hus) are known as two of the greatest “pre-reformation” figures in church history and the legacy they left had a direct impact on the later reformers such as Martin Luther, John Calvin, and Huldrych (or Ulrich) Zwingli. 1,801 more words


St Leo the Great and the background to Chalcedon

St. Leo the Great deserves his title; he has a claim to be the greatest Pope since St. Peter. There is an argument to be made for his being the Pope who definitively established the Petrine claims. 547 more words


Popes vs. Emperors

Frederick Barbarossa vs. Pope Alexander III over Lombardy, Italy and its resources.

Frederick wanted to be able to contest German factions. To do this he needed wealth and resources. 170 more words


120. Pope Anastasius III 911-913

The Papacy was still under the rule of Roman nobleman Theophylact and his wife Theodora during the puppet reign of Anastasius III. Little to anything is known about who this Pope was or what he did in his short time in office. 59 more words