Morning Star of the Reformation

Andy Thomson

Lynn Taccogna (Narrator)

08-11-09

3hrs 36min

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08-11-09

3hrs 36min

Abridgement

Unabridged

Genre

Fiction

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“Taccogna’s depiction of Wycliffe and his contemporaries’ spirited political and religious debates at the Kicking Pony Inn are delivered with authenticity. Her compelling portrayal of Wycliffe’s encounter with the terrible pestilence known as the ‘Black Death’ is terrifying and realistic.” AudioFile

When young John of Wycliffe arrives at Oxford University in the fourteenth century, he finds it a fascinating and perilous place. With his student friends, John experiences the terrible plague called “the pestilence” (the Black Death) and becomes involved in clashes between university factions as well as riots among the townspeople. When he can find time away from his studies, his favorite place is the inn of the Kicking Pony, where he and his companions discuss the political and religious issues of the day; it is here that he first shares his growing vision of an English Bible for all Englishmen to read.

In the darkness of medieval England, John’s pursuit of truth gleams like a solitary star, the morning star that promises the sunrise to come. He paved the way for the theologians of the next century, and opened hearts in preparation for the great Reformation itself.

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“Taccogna’s depiction of Wycliffe and his contemporaries’ spirited political and religious debates at the Kicking Pony Inn are delivered with authenticity. Her compelling portrayal of Wycliffe’s encounter with the terrible pestilence known as the ‘Black Death’ is terrifying and realistic.” AudioFile

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Language English
Release Day Aug 10, 2009
Release Date August 11, 2009
Release Date Machine 1249948800
Imprint Blackstone Publishing
Provider Blackstone Publishing
Categories Children's Books, Religions, Biographies, History, Children/YA
Author Bio
Andy Thomson

Andy Thomson is the author of two children’s books, Renegade in the Hills and Sheriff at Waterstop.

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Overview

When young John of Wycliffe arrives at Oxford University in the fourteenth century, he finds it a fascinating and perilous place. With his student friends, John experiences the terrible plague called “the pestilence” (the Black Death) and becomes involved in clashes between university factions as well as riots among the townspeople. When he can find time away from his studies, his favorite place is the inn of the Kicking Pony, where he and his companions discuss the political and religious issues of the day; it is here that he first shares his growing vision of an English Bible for all Englishmen to read.

In the darkness of medieval England, John’s pursuit of truth gleams like a solitary star, the morning star that promises the sunrise to come. He paved the way for the theologians of the next century, and opened hearts in preparation for the great Reformation itself.

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