Advocates of Reform: From Wyclif to Erasmus by Matthew Spinka PDF

By Matthew Spinka

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Certain ones devilishly exalt their own fame in adulterated words which are called subtleties, by which they diabolically extol themselves. " 64 For these 62 Deanesly, op. , 3 7 8 , points o u t t h e close similarity of these t w o sen* tences t o t h e General Prologue to the Old Testament of J o h n P u r v e y , c. X V . 63 Cf. G . V . Lechler, John Wycliffe and His English Precursors, t r . d,) 3 197. 64 n Cor. 2:17. 52 ADVOCATES OF REFORM are adulterers of the Word of God who in prostitutes' robes and colored veils observe the Word of God for the people.

Surely such a one seems to be not only a rapacious wolf but even a strangler of his simple sheep for salvation both of body and of soul. And the same seems to be true concerning a curate lingering in the Roman curia, seeking after other benefices or privileges, who secures the alms of his poor subjects, or living in London or other places of wantonness outside his own parish on what he has taken from them, however such sojourning of the Antichrist might be cloaked. . 43 In all such cases it is permitted to the parishioners 43 Wyclif expresses a more lenient attitude toward absence of curates from their livings in De blasphemia, 178.

De contrarietate duorum Dominorum, c. II, MS. Ashburnham, If. 44. 59 Mark 13:31 and parallels. 60 Matthew, op. 9 530, mentions the fact that the MS. of the oldest complete French Bible in the Royal Library at Paris was executed in England in the fourteenth century. "A revised translation was undertaken by a contemporary of Wyclif, Raoul de Presles (d. , 530 f. " The popularity of this play led to the formation of a guild to keep up its performance. W Y C L I F : T H E PASTORAL OFFICE 51 and to prevent Englishmen from following Christ and coming to heaven.

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