The AnkiDroid Collection (Part 18) – Syncretism, Erogenous & Sequela

Ankidroid additions related to Science, History and Philosophy. More information about Anki can be found in this article.

Syncretic (ie Religion)

  1. The combination of different forms of beliefs or practice.
  2. The fusion of two or more different inflectional forms.

Hellenistic culture in the age that followed Alexander the Great itself showed syncretist features, essentially blending of Mesopotamian, Persian, Anatolian, Egyptian (and eventually Etruscan–Roman) elements within an Hellenic formula.

Gnosticism is identified as an early form of syncretism that challenged the beliefs of early Christians. Gnostic dualism posited that only spiritual or invisible things were good, and that material or visible things were evil….In the first few centuries after the death of Jesus, there were various competing “Jesus movements”. The Roman emperors used syncretism to help unite the expanding empire. Social conversion to Christianity happened all over Europe. It became even more effective when missionaries concurred with established cultural traditions and interlaced them into a fundamentally Christian synthesis.

Buddhism has syncretized with many traditional beliefs in East Asian societies as it was seen as compatible with local religions. Notable syncretization of Buddhism with local beliefs includes the Three Teachings, or Triple Religion, that harmonizes Mahayana Buddhism with Confucian philosophy and elements of Taoism, and Shinbutsu-shūgō, which is a syncretism of Shinto and Buddhism.

1. Religious Syncretism – wikipédia

Erogenous (Adj.)

(Of part of the body) Sensitive to sexual stimulation.

Sequela (Noun)

A condition which is the result of a previous disease or injury; a secondary result. As for example, a sequela of polio.

“The more I live, the more I learn. The more I learn, the more I realize, the less I know.”- Michel Legrand

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2 comments on “The AnkiDroid Collection (Part 18) – Syncretism, Erogenous & Sequela
  1. I used to play polio until my horse got old.

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