Columbus corresponded with Florentine physician Paolo dal Pozzo Toscanelli, who suggested China was just 5,000 miles west of Portugal.
Based on this, Columbus estimated that Japan, or as Marco Polo called it "Cipangu," was only 3,000 Roman miles west of the Canary Islands, rather than the actual 12,200 miles.
A case of misplaced blame. All those blaming Columbus for sailing west must turn one chapter back in the history books to find that it was actually Islamic jihad disrupting the land routes from Europe to India and China that resulted in Columbus looking for a sea route.
Revivals led to founding of Universities; the enduring influence of preachers like Jonathan Edwards - American Minute with Bill Federer
The great London preacher Charles Haddon Spurgeon wrote: "It would be very easy to prove that revivals of religion have usually been accompanied, if not caused, by a considerable amount of preaching out of doors, or in unusual places.
A Young Christian who changed the world: Ludwig von Zinzendorf & the Moravian Missionaries - American Minute with Bill Federer