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Who was Jan Hus?

Hus (c. 1369–1415) was a theologian in Bohemia (modern-day Czech Republic). When Wycliffe’s teachings spread across Europe, Hus learned of them and was influenced in his own theology by them. Hus, like Wycliffe, disagreed with the Church hierarchy of leaders, and he believed the focus of Christianity should be on the teachings in the Bible. In 1415, because Hus refused to acknowledge the authority of the pope, he was charged with heresy. As a result of this charge, he was burned at the stake.


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