The AnkiDroid Collection (Part 34) – Mao, The Bible & The Enlightenment

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

Founder and Chairman of the PRC

Mao Zedong (also known as Chairman Mao) in 1959

Mao led as founder and chairman of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) starting with the taking of Beijing in 1949. In 1958 he launched a program aimed to rapidly transform China’s economy from agrarian to industrial. It was called the ‘Great Leap forward‘. Agricultural land was distributed from private ownership to collective plots, and it caused violent class struggle and an unprecedented famine leading to the death of 45 million. For more information view: The Human Cost of Mao’s ‘Great Leap Forward’ | Mao’s Great Famine

Who Translated the Bible into English after the Reformation?

William Tyndale, Father of the English Bible

William Tyndale is arguably the most important figure in English language. In 1525 he translated the Bible from Hebrew and Greek. Afterwards he was burned at the stake. When King James VI of Scotland became King James I of England in 1603 he authorised a committee in 1604 between scholars. They took Tyndale’s interpretation and tried to improve it. 92 % of the finished product still contained Tyndale’s original interpretation.

Which Range of Ideas is the Enlightenment Centred on (17th and 18th Centuries)?

Sovereignty of reason, the evidence of the senses – primary sources of knowledge, ideals such as liberty, progress, toleration, Constitutional Government and Separation of Church and State.

“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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