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Chapter 1 WICLIFFE: HIS BIRTH AND EDUCATION
The Principle and the Rite Rapid Growth of the One Slow Progress and ultimate Triumph of the Other England Wicliffe His Birthplace His Education Goes to Oxford Enters Merton College Its Fame The Evangelical Bradwardine His Renown Pioneers the Way for Wicliffe The Philosophy of those Days Wicliffe's Eminence as a Scholastic Studies also the Canon and Civil Laws His Conversion Theological Studies The Black Death Ravages Greece, Italy, etc. Enters England Its awful Desolations Its Impression on Wicliffe Stands Face to Face with Eternal Death Taught not to Fear the Death of the Body.
Chapter 2 WICLIFFE, AND THE POPE'S ENCROACHMENTS ON ENGLAND
Personal Appearance of Wicliffe His Academic Career Bachelor of Theology Lectures on the Bible England Quarrels with the Pope Wicliffe Defends the King's Prerogative Innocent III. The Pope Appoints to the See of Canterbury King John Resists England Smitten with Interdict Terrors of the Sentence The Pope Deposes the King Invites the French King to Conquer England John becomes the Pope's Vassal The Barons extort Magna Charta The Pope Excommunicates the Barons Annuls the Charter The Courage of the Barons Saves England Demand of Urban V. Growth of England National Opposition to Papal Usurpations Papal Abuses Statutes of Provisors and Praemunire.
Chapter 3 WICLIFFE'S BATTLE WITH ROME FOR ENGLAND'S INDEPENDENCE
Impatience of the King and the Nation Assembling of Lords and Commons Shall England Bow to Rome? The Debate The Pope's Claim Unanimously Repudiated England on the Road to Protestantism Wicliffe's Influence Wicliffe Attacked by an Anonymous Monk His Reply Vindicates the Nation's Independence A Momentous Issue A Greater Victory than Crecy His Appeal to Rome Lost Begins to be regarded as the Centre of a New Age.
Chapter 4 WICLIFFE'S BATTLE WITH THE MENDICANT FRIARS
Wicliffe's Mental Conflicts Rise of the Monastic Orders Fascinating Pictures of Monks and Monasteries Early Corruption of the Orders Testimony of Contemporary Witnesses The New Monastic Orders Reason for their Institution St. Francis His Early Life His Appearance before Innocent III. Commission to Found an Order Rapid Increase of the Franciscans St. Dominic His Character Founds the Dominicans Preaching Missionaries and Inquisitors Constitution of the New Orders The Old and New Monks Compared Their Vow of Poverty How Evaded Their Garb Their Vast Wealth Palatial Edifices Their Frightful Degeneracy Their Swarms Overspread England Their Illegal Practices The Battle against them Begun by Armachanus He Complains against them to the Pope His Complaint Disregarded He Dies.
Chapter 5 THE FRIARS VERSUS THE GOSPEL IN ENGLAND
The Joy of the Friars Wicliffe Resumes the Battle Demands the Abolition of the Orders The Arrogance of the Friars Their Luxury Their Covetousness Their Oppression of the Poor The Agitation in England Questions touching the Gospel raised thereby Is it from the Friar or from Christ that Pardon is to be had? Were Christ and the Apostles Mendicants? Wicliffe's Tractate, Objections to Friars It launches him on his Career as a Reformer Preaches in this Tractate the Gospel to England Attack on the Power of the Keys No Pardon but from God Salvation without Money.
Chapter 6 THE BATTLE OF THE PARLIAMENT WITH THE POPE
Resume of Political Progress Foreign Ecclesiastics appointed to English Benefices Statutes of Provisors and Praemunire meant to put an End to the Abuse The Practice still Continued Instances Royal Commissioners sent to Treat with the Pope concerning this Abuse Wicliffe chosen one of the Commissioners The Negotiation a Failure Nevertheless of Benefit to Wicliffe by the Insight it gave him into the Papacy Arnold Garnier The "Good Parliament" Its Battle with the Pope A Greater Victory than Crecy Wicliffe waxes Bolder Rage of the Monks.
Chapter 7 PERSECUTION OF WICLIFFE BY THE POPE AND THE HIERARCHY
Wicliffe's Writings Examined His Teaching submitted to the Pope Three Bulls issued against him Cited to appear before the Bishop of London John of Gaunt Accompanies him Portrait of Wicliffe before his Judges Tumult Altercation between Duke of Lancaster and Bishop of London The Mob Rushes in The Court Broken up Death of Edward III. Meeting of Parliament Wicliffe Summoned to its Councils Question touching the Papal Revenue from English Sees submitted to him Its Solution England coming out of the House of Bondage.
Chapter 8 HIERARCHICAL PERSECUTION OF WICLIFFE RESUMED
Arrival of the Three Bulls Wicliffe's Anti-Papal Policy Entirely Subversive of Romanism New Citation Appears before the Bishops at Lambeth The Crowd Its Reverent Behavior to Wicliffe Message from the Queen Dowager to the Court Dismay of the Bishops They abruptly Terminate the Sitting English Tumults in the Fourteenth Century compared with French Revolutions in the Nineteenth Substance of Wicliffe's Defense The Binding and Loosing Power.
Chapter 9 WICLIFFE'S VIEWS ON CHURCH PROPERTY AND CHURCH REFORM
An Eternal Inheritance Overgrown Riches Mortmain Its Ruinous Effects These Pictured and Denounced by Wicliffe His Doctrine touching Ecclesiastical Property Tithes Novelty of his Views His Plan of Reform How he Proposed to Carry it out Rome a Market Wicliffe's Independence and Courage His Plan substantially Proposed in Parliament after his Death Advance of England Her Exodus from the Prison-house Sublimity of the Spectacle Ode of Celebration.
Chapter 10 THE TRANSLATION OF THE SCRIPTURES, OR THE ENGLISH BIBLE.
Peril of Wicliffe Death of Gregory XI. Death of Edward III. Consequent Safety of Wicliffe Schism in the Papal Chair Division in Christendom Which is the True Pope? A Papal Thunderstorm Wicliffe Retires to Lutterworth His Views still Enlarging Supreme Authority of Scripture Sickness, and Interview with the Friars Resolves to Translate the Bible Early Translations Bede, etc. Wicliffe's Translation Its Beauty The Day of the Reformation has fairly Broken Transcription and Publication - Impression produced Right to Read the Bible Denounced by the Priests -Defended by Wicliffe - Transformation accomplished on England.
Chapter 11 WICLIFFE AND TRANSUBSTANTIATION
Wicliffe Old Continues the War Attacks Transubstantiation History of the Dogma Wicliffe's Doctrine on the Eucharist Condemned by the University Court Wicliffe Appeals to the King and Parliament, and Retires to Lutterworth The Insurrection of Wat Tyler The Primate Sudbury Beheaded Courtenay elected Primate He cites Wicliffe before him The Synod at Blackfriars An Earthquake The Primate reassures the Terrified Bishops Wicliffe's Doctrine on the Eucharist Condemned The Primate gains over the King The First Persecuting Edict Wicliffe's Friends fall away.
Chapter 12 WICLIFFE'S APPEAL TO PARLIAMENT.
Parliament meets Wicliffe appears, and demands a Sweeping Reform His Propositions touching the Monastic Orders The Church's Temporalities Transubstantiation His growing Boldness His Views find an echo in Parliament The Persecuting Edict Repealed.
Chapter 13 WICLIFFE BEFORE CONVOCATION IN PERSON, AND BEFORE THE ROMAN CURIA BY LETTER
Convocation at Oxford Wicliffe cited Arraigned on the Question of Transubstantiation Wicliffe Maintains and Reiterates the Teaching of his whole Life He Arraigns his Judges They are Dismayed Wicliffe Retires Unmolested Returns to Lutterworth Cited by Urban VI. to Rome Unable to go Sends a Letter A Faithful Admonition Scene in the Vatican Christ's and Antichrist's Portraits.
Chapter 14 WICLIFFE'S LAST DAYS
Anticipation of a Violent Death Wonderfully Shielded by Events Struck with Palsy Dies December 31st, 1384 Estimate of his Position and Work Completeness of his Scheme of Reform The Father of the Reformation The Founder of England's Liberties.
Chapter 15 WICLIFFE'S THEOLOGICAL AND CHURCH SYSTEM
His Theology drawn from the Bible solely His Teaching embraced the Following Doctrines: The Fall Man's Inability Did not formulate his Views into a System His "Postils" His Views on Church Order and Government Apostolic Arrangements his Model His Personal Piety Lechler's Estimate of him as a Reformer.




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