The shift from the tribe or community to the individual changed from the way the church thought about the gospel. The modern age conceived of a gospel that matters primarily for the individual. The gospel was reduced to forgiveness as a transaction, a concern for personal morality, and the intellectual pursuit of doctrinal precision. In this view, the Bible became little more than a personal handbook for moral living and right thinking. On balance, the technology of printing has helped erode the communal nature of faith.
Shane Hipps, Flickering Pixels