“This book (The Bible) shall make possible government of the people, by the people and for the people.”
Preface to his Bible Translation
The Protestant revolt was significant primarily… for its proclamation of the radical doctrine of justification by faith, which abolished… the whole social order which depended on the soteriology of mediating institutions.
-R. J. Rushdoony
Politics of Guilt and Pity, – p. 263
Danielj - I'm sure the printing press had something to do with it as well :)