JOHN WYCLIFFE MORNINGSTAR DVD BOX SET
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- ISBN 5065000399894
- Pub Date 01/01/2022
In a land emerging from the Black Death, caught between a corrupt church and a brutal state, one ambitious priest comes to a new understanding which will change the world. John Wycliffe has been painted as both hero and villain; as saint and...
In a land emerging from the Black Death, caught between a corrupt church and a brutal state, one ambitious priest comes to a new understanding which will change the world. John Wycliffe has been painted as both hero and villain; as saint and heretic. But who was the man behind the myth? 'Morningstar' is a special limited edition DVD box set. In addition to the main film, the box set contains an additional disc of bonus videos exploring the life and teachings of John Wycliffe. In these videos you will be able to hear further from our expert interviewees as they reflect on who Wycliffe was and what he believed. Alongside the two DVDs, the box set includes an exclusive, full colour booklet which reveals something of how 'Morningstar' was filmed, and gives an overview of John Wycliffe's legacy.
The DVDs are in PAL format, and are region-free, suitable for most European DVD players and computers.
The bonus disc contains 21 short videos exploring Wycliffe's life in greater detail:
- Life in the 14th Century
- Christianity and the Black Death
- Life in the University
- The Medieval Church in England
- The Bible in the Medieval Church
- The Power of the Church
- John of Gaunt
- Heretics and Heresy
- The Two Popes
- Opposition and Conflict
- The English Bible
- Morningstar of the Reformation
- God's Masterplan
- The Law of Christ
- The Poor Preachers
- Saints and Sinners
- Something is Rotten
- The Nature of Reality
- Body and Blood
- The Right to Rule
-The Divine BibleSetting out from Oxford University, seeking fame and fortune,Wycliffe swiftly finds himself caught between the titanic powers of church and state, facing imprisonment and charged with heresy. From the Black Death to the Peasants' Revolt, from the Papal Schism to the Earthquake Synod, Wycliffe's life will be shaped by conflict.
Despite this, the core struggle of 'Morningstar' is not political, but spiritual. Fuelled by suppressed ambition, Wycliffe is forced to face the deepest of questions. Why is the world the way it is?Why are ordinary folk living in thrall to Kings and Popes? And why is the church so different to the Christianity of the Bible?
It is Wycliffe's new focus on the Bible that brings down on his head the wrath of the bishops, but inspires a revolution of faith in the farms and villages of England.
While Wycliffe's Bible has ensured his legacy right into the 21st Century, his story has been largely forgotten.
'Morningstar' seeks to address that, and to allow a fresh contemporary audience to meet for themselves a man of genius; to witness his struggle against the powers of his day, and to bring into existence a book that would define the English language.