“Religious truth is captive in a small number of little manuscripts which guard the common treasures, instead of expanding them. Let us break the seal which binds these holy things; let us give wings to truth that it may fly with the Word, no longer prepared at vast expense, but multitudes everlastingly by a machine which never wearies to every soul which enters life.” — Johann Gutenberg
Johann Gutenberg is best known for his invention that made the printing press more practical and books less expensive — the movable-type printing press. The first book he printed was a Latin translation of the Bible which was finished in 1523.
Centuries later we still have Gutenberg to thank for the access to such vital information that we have today.