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  •  Jan Hus and Wycliffe (3+ / 0-)
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    Oddly enough, Wycliffe's view of Christianity was much more heretical than Hus's, yet the English churchmen were able to negotiate a rather benign outcome for Wycliffe because their support was needed as the Roman Catholic Church tried to end the Babylonian Captivity of the Papacy and terminate the experience of three separate Popes hurling anathema at one another.  Hus, who headed up the religion department at Imperial Charles University in Prague was induced to come to the Council of Constance, where these negotiations were occurring, under a guarantee of free passage from the Emperor.  The Emperor's duplicity was paid off in spades though when the religious wars broke out in Bohemia and Moravia under Zizka, who led the Brotherhood to multiple victories against the Imperial knights.  The Moravians even show up in modern literature since they're referenced as the Taborites  in Umberto Eco's The Name of the Rose.

    "Love the Truth, defend the Truth, speak the Truth, and hear the Truth" - Jan Hus, d.1415 CE

    by PrahaPartizan on Thu Apr 04, 2013 at 09:04:18 PM PDT

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