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Eyal Poleg

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9780197266717

Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: January 2021

DOI: 10.5871/bacad/9780197266717.001.0001

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Wycliffite Bibles and the Limits of Orthodoxy

Wycliffite Bibles and the Limits of Orthodoxy

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(p.41) 2 Wycliffite Bibles and the Limits of Orthodoxy
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A Material History of the Bible, England 1200-1553
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Eyal Poleg

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British Academy
DOI:10.5871/bacad/9780197266717.003.0002

The first translation of the entire Bible into Middle English had originated among the followers of John Wyclif, an Oxford theologian whose followers incurred the wrath of Church and state. This chapter explores surviving manuscripts of the Wycliffite Bible to unfold a gradual move away from the Bible’s heterodox origins and into the realm of licit Church worship. The materiality of the Wycliffite Bible further leads to nunneries and chapels, with evidence for the cohabitation of Latin and English in the liturgy performed there.

Keywords:   heresy, John Wyclif, Lollards, translation, liturgy

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