Sunday, 29 November -0001 18:42

Men Of The Millennium

Written by Rev. H.A. Bergsma
Johannes Gutenberg, inventor of the printing press, is the most important person of the millennium, a new book says. A pair of New Jersey journalist couples spent years researching, arguing, and consulting scholars before publishing 1,000 Years, 1,000 People: Ranking the Men and Women Who Shaped the Millennium (Kodansha America). The Bible was the first book that rolled off the press of Gutenberg, who made his invention in the mid-1400s... Among notable religious figures near the top of the list were Martin Luther (#3), the monk who challenged the power of the pope, and Thomas Aquinas (#8), whose proofs of God's existence became a cornerstone of faithÉ Rounding out the list's top 20 were Christopher Columbus (#2), Galileo Galilei (#4), William Shakespeare (#5), Isaac Newton (#6), Charles Darwin (#7), Leonardo da Vinci (#9), Ludwig van Beethoven (#10), John Locke (#11), Mohandas K. Gandhi (#12), Michelangelo (#13), Karl Marx (#14), Sigmund Freud (#15), Napoleon I (#16), Albert Einstein (#17), Nicholas Copernicus (#18), Jean-Jacques Rousseau (#19), and Adolph Hitler (#20), who was voted the villain of the millennium. (From Religion Today)

Indeed, Gutenberg deserves honourable mention. God used him, and his invention mightily at the dawn of the Reformation to put the Word, that would be released, into print. Gutenberg's invention is a good proof that God was (and still is) in control of all things, including technological inventions.

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