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This traffic in indulgences was to some a sign of the corruption of the church needing remediation. Hus protested vigorously against this conception since it made pope and cardinals alone the Church.

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It did not take place there, but in the palace of the archbishops at Prague, in order to exclude Hus from participation. The king, being grieved by the disrepute of his country on account of the heresy, made great efforts to harmonize the opposing parties.

John huss biography

None of Wycliffe's contemporaries left a complete picture of his person, his life, and his activities. In his twenties, he shortened his name to Huss—"goose," and he and his friends delighted in making puns on his name; it was a tradition that continued, especially with Luther, who reminded his followers of the "goose" who had been "cooked" for defying the pope. During the consultations on 21 May an earthquake occurred; the participants were terrified and wished to break up the assembly, but Courtenay declared the earthquake a favourable sign which meant the purification of the earth from erroneous doctrine, and the result of the " Earthquake Synod " was assured. Sigismund, as the guarantor of Hus's safety, was greatly angered and threatened the prelates with dismissal; however, the prelates convinced him that he could not be bound by promises to a heretic. But he continued celebrating Mass and preaching to the people, in violation of restrictions decreed by the Church. His inclination toward ecclesiastical reforms was awakened only by the acquaintance with Wycliffe's theological writings. At the last moment, the imperial marshal, von Pappenheim, in the presence of the Count Palatine , asked Hus to recant and thus save his own life. The Catholic Church did not condone such uprisings, and Hus was excommunicated in and burned at the stake in Constance on July 6, , having been condemned by the Council of Constance, in an unfair trial. According to Hus, the Church is not the hierarchy; it is the entire body of those who have been predestined for salvation. Each year they focus more and more, and at the last, the pope and the Antichrist seem to him practically equivalent concepts. The archbishop complied by issuing a synod decree against Wycliffe, as well as forbidding any further attacks on the clergy. Stricter measures against Hus and his adherents, the counter-measures of the Hussites, and the appeal of Hus from the pope to Jesus Christ as the supreme judge only intensified the excitement among the people and forced Hus to depart from Prague, in compliance with the wish of the king; but his absence had not the expected effect.

Attack on monasticism[ edit ] The battle against what he saw as an imperialised papacy and its supporters, the "sects", as he called the monastic orders, takes up a large space not only in his later works as the Trialogus, Dialogus, Opus evangelicum, and in his sermons, but also in a series of sharp tracts and polemical productions in Latin and English of which those issued in his later years have been collected as "Polemical Writings".

The government took the side of Hus, and the power of his adherents increased from day to day. His opinions gained him powerful supporters, including John of Gaunt, who intervened to protect him from infuriated archbishops and bishops.

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The whole was revised by Wycliffe's younger contemporary John Purvey in There followed treatises from both parties, but no harmony was obtained. Extracts from his works were read, and witnesses were heard. It deposed both popes and elected Alexander V as the legitimate pontiff though the other popes, repudiating this election, continued to rule their factions. The theological writings of Wycliffe spread widely in Bohemia. Refusals to recant[ edit ] An Italian prelate pronounced the sentence of condemnation upon Hus and his writings. Upon seeing her act, a suffering Hus then exclaimed, "O Sancta Simplicitas! Some of the people asked that a confessor should he given him, but a bigoted priest exclaimed, a heretic should neither be heard nor given a confessor. He fell upon his knees and asked God to forgive all his enemies. Hus was a strong advocate for the Czechs and the Realists , and he was influenced by the writings of John Wycliffe. The government took the side of Hus, and the power of his adherents increased from day to day.

In he convoked the heads of his kingdom for a consultation, and at their suggestion ordered a synod to be held at Bohmisch-Brod on Feb. Each year they focus more and more, and at the last, the pope and the Antichrist seem to him practically equivalent concepts.

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Thus Huss began increasingly to trust the Scriptures, "desiring to hold, believe, and assert whatever is contained in them as long as I have breath in me. A church council was called at Pisa in to settle the matter. The condemnation took place on July 6,in the presence of the assembly of the Council in the Cathedral.

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John Wycliffe and Jan Hus