In the tumultuous and rapidly changing climate of the 15th century, John Huss of Bohemia made a greater impact on Europe and the Christian church than any other man. With his abstract view of the scriptures and his confrontational relationship with the Church, he shook the world in his day like no other.Follow along with historian David Schaff as he tells the gripping story of John Huss, who mounted the world scene at the height of the controversy between the Catholic Church and the ever-growing views of the English reformer and teacher, John Wycliffe. Huss was a man struggling to find righteousness, in doing so he also tried to lead others in the same truth which he had found. Standing true to his convictions even unto death, John Huss became one of the greatest influences on Martin Luther in his struggle to bring reform to the Roman Church. After stumbling upon Huss' writings, Luther said, "I was overwhelmed with astonishment. I could not understand for what cause they had burnt so great a man, who explained the scriptures with so much gravity and skill."
Journey back in time and discover not only the theological but the personal side of John Huss and see what made him the greatest man in the 15th century.
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The life of John Huss would be an inspiration to anyone. In the face of sure death, he stood on what he believed to be the right. He was not stubbornly obstinate, but resolute in his convictions. In a time when people have so little convictions, it is refreshing to read about those who do.
In this biography, David Schaff tells how that Huss was a great inspiration to Martin Luther almost a hundred years later.
I have studied history for 35 years now and this book is very accurate, because of that I give it five stars. The narrator was also very professional, really catching the feeling of the book and drawing you into the 15th century, therefore I give it five stars.
I have read many books on the subjects, and if someone was looking for a true depiction of the times and the life of John Huss, then I would recommend this one over them all.
The narrator was also very professional, really catching the feeling of the book and drawing you into the 15th century, therefore I give it five stars.
Yes, when Huss was before the council pleading to be heard.
Pastor Methodist Church of Mexico
the story has a lot of clues to understand the Hussain trial. I wanted to read more about sermons and doctrinal debates.
Christian Reformation Inspired Calvinist: Sola Scriptura, Solus Cristus, Sola Fide, Sola Gratia, Soli Deo Gloria: Defend this unto Death.
The Book / Narration is difficult to follow, both because of the many unnecessary anecdotes included as well as the wealth of unnecessary Catholic information supplied to "embellish" the story.
During the listening I clearly perceived on innumerable occasions that the book sympathized with the Roman Catholic system and it proponents; a system which persecuted and murdered this saint of God.
The narrator rattles on making it extremely painful to follow. On repeated occasions I was forced to replay sections, which remained obscure even after re-listening to them!
Yet I came away with a very deep respect and immense admiration for Jan Huss which was in no wise attributable to either the author, nor the narrator!
This admiration is attributable to the golden facts of this pre-reformation shining star; which no manner of abstruse writing, neither painful narration is able to obscure.
To me Jan Huss is an incredible christian who wrestled with evil and all used by the devil to cajole and confound him. Yet he overcame under these most difficult and painful and solitary circumstances: He never abjured the Reformed teachings and helped establish the basis of Reformation doctrines which have benefited multitudes of Christians even to this day.
He is an absolute Hero. He is someone who for his day and age was incredibly brave; one who loved the Word of God, to the point that defied the entire popish system and fearlessly defended Scripture in the manner that Wycliffe, Knox and others did.
He deserves to have his life story told much more clearly and succinctly and defended in light of all he suffered for Christ; even unto death.
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