| Share
 

Milic of Kremsier

Milic of Kremsier (mēˈlēch, krāmˈzēr) [key], d. 1374, Bohemian reformer. He was a Roman Catholic priest. In 1363 he began a career of preaching in Moravia as well as in Prague. Believing that the end of the world was near, he went to Rome in 1367 to urge the remedying of abuses in the church. He was imprisoned by the Inquisition and there wrote Libellus de Antichristo. Released by Pope Urban V, Milic continued (1369–72) his preaching in Prague. He later acquitted himself of heresy charges before the pope at Avignon. He was the author of devotional writings in both Latin and Czech. As one of the most influential preachers in Bohemia, he has been called a precursor of John Huss, but there is no question of Milic's doctrinal orthodoxy.

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

More on Milic of Kremsier from Infoplease:

See more Encyclopedia articles on: Roman Catholic and Orthodox churches: General Biographies


Premium Partner Content
HighBeam Research
Documents Images and Maps Reference
(from Newspapers, Magazines, Journals, Newswires, Transcripts and Books)

Research our extensive archive of more than 80 million articles from 6,500 publications.

Additional search results provided by HighBeam Research, LLC. © Copyright 2005. All rights reserved.

24 X 7

Private Tutor

Click Here for Details
24 x 7 Tutor Availability
Unlimited Online Tutoring
1-on-1 Tutoring