Sola Scriptura is the Latin phrase that literally means "by scripture alone," which gave the Protestant Christian believer unmitigated access to the mind of the divine through individual study of the Bible itself. Yet, providing access to the divine is true of a great deal of other literature as well. In fact, this is the intention of all true art - to provide a glimpse into the divine nature of the universe. Thus, to be well read is to be connected to the divine. Of course, in order to accomplish such a feat, a man must also learn to read well.