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Grosseteste, Robert

(nickname Greathead; ca. 1175–1253). B. Suffolk, Eng.; educ. Oxford and perhaps Paris; lecturer and chancellor Oxford; bp. Lincoln; called a “harbinger of the Reformation”; outstanding scholar; emphasized Scripture and preaching; like M. Luther,* he first expected help from the pope to correct abuses, but found that the papacy was a source of abuses. Known for open rebukes of both pope and king and for reform efforts.


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