From: George Murphy (email@example.com)
Date: Sun Sep 21 2003 - 07:11:46 EDT
Glenn Morton wrote:
> George wrote:
> >-----Original Message-----
> >From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com]On
> >Behalf Of George Murphy
> >Sent: Saturday, September 20, 2003 6:35 PM
> > I'll be happy to when I meet them. Disseminating an
> >unauthorized translation of
> >the Bible would get you into trouble. & both Wycliffe & Wishart
> >disagreed with Rome on
> >other matters.
> Agreed, but Wycliffe was kidnapped out of Amsterdam (I believe) because he
> was shipping bibles to England. The main thing he wanted was for the average
> person to read the Bible for himself. To stop that, the authorities killed
> him. If he hadn't been doing that, he probably would have been safe in
> otherwise tolerant Holland.
Wycliffe was not executed - though I'm not sure whether he literally "died in
bed." He was condemned posthumously by the Council of Constance & ~40 years after his
death his bones were dug up & burned. You may be confusing him with Tyndale, who was
sending Bibles to England & was betrayed to RC authorities in Belgium & burned.
-- George L. Murphy firstname.lastname@example.org http://web.raex.com/~gmurphy/
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