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THE

LIFE AND OPINIONS

OF

JOHN DE WYCLIFFE, D.D.

ILLUSTRATED PRINCIPALLY FROM HIS

Unpublished Manuscripts;

WITH

A PRELIMINARY VIEW OF THE PAPAL SYSTEM, AND OF THE STATE OF

THE PROTESTANT DOCTRINE IN EUROPE,

TO THE

COMMENCEMENT OF THE FOURTEENTH CENTURY.

BY

ROBERT VAUGHAN.

VOL. II.

SECOND EDITION,

MUCH IMPROVED.

“Quod si defciant vires, audacia certė
Laus erit; in maguis et voluisse sat est."

PROPERTIUS.

LONDON:
HOLDSWORTH AND BALL,

18, st. PAUL'S CHURCH-YARD.

MDCCCXXXI.

llaye,

HARVARD UNIVERSITY

LIB?, :) Y APR 28 1967

LONDON :

R, CLAY, PRINTER, BREAD-STREET-HILL,

CHEAPSIDE.

CONTENTS.

Origin and Effects of the Papal Schism.-Wycliffe's tract “ On the

“ Schisın of the Popes," and other references to that event. — His
work “ On the Truth and Meaning of Scripture.”—His sickness at
Oxford, and recovery.-Importance attached by him to Preaching
-bis laborious attention to it-reasons of his particular reverence
for that exercise.—Methods of Preaching.-Character of Wycliffe's
Manuscript Discourses.-Extracts, illustrating his manner of Exposing
the Errors and Disorders of the Ecclesiastical System-of incul-
cating the Sufficiency of Scripture-the Right of Private Judgment-
the Doctrines peculiar to the Gospel — and the various obligations,
and the means conducing, to Religious Devotedness

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