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John Wycliffe: the Morning Star

1984, regia di Tony Tew


Scheda: Nazione: USA - Produzione: Gateway Films - Distribuzione: Vision Video - Soggetto: Douglas McIntosh - Sceneggiatura:  Douglas McIntosh - Fotografia: Michael Reed - Montaggio: Tony Tew - Scenografia: Kathy Pearce - Musiche: Dave Cooke - Formato: Color - Durata: 75'.

Cast: Peter Howell, Michael Bertenshaw, James Downie, Barrie Cookson, Jeremy Roberts, Peter J. Cassell, Mel Churcher, Noel Howlett, Robert James, Malcolm Terris, Martin Matthews, Sebastian Abineri, Anna Lindup, Keith Buckley, Colin Russell, Christopher Reeks, Suzanne Church, Derek Ware, Forbes Collins, Iain Cuthbertson, Steven Pinner Bunny Reed, John Moreno.


Plot Summary, Synopsis, Review: IMDb - - - - - - - «John Wycliffe is a dramatic biography of the life of the 14th century scholar and cleric who translated the Bible into English for the first time. Wycliffe found himself in the middle of religious, political and social conflicts. An Oxford scholar, one of Europe's most renowned philosophers, he was a defender of English nationalism against the power of the pope and a champion of the poor against the injustices of the rich. John Wycliffe taught that God's forgiveness couldn't be bought with indulgences. He preached that the only true authority is the Word of God, and the Word could only be understood by all if the people could read it in their native tongue. "John Wycliffe" captures the trials and heroic struggles of this significant man of faith - the "Morning Star" of the Reformation. John Wycliffe, the brilliant 14th century Oxford scholar, translated the Bible from Latin into English in order to enlighten the masses oppressed through ignorance. His work was so despised by the established church, that Pope Martin V ordered Wycliffe's bones to be dug up and burned. Martin Luther was one of the few who challenged church authority in the 16th century and lived to tell the tale. In exposing the folly of indulgences (paying money to the church in order to obtain favor with God), he revealed what had always been written in scripture, that justification was through faith. William Tyndale was not spared like his friend Luther. Tyndale spent the last 500 days of his life in a cold castle dungeon. He was then tied to a stake, strangled and burned. His crime?...printing Bibles in the English language!».





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