God has filled my mind with zeal to

spread his Kingdom

and to further the public good…. I have had no other purpose than to

benefit the church

by maintaining the

pure doctrine of godliness

… Moreover, it has been my purpose in this labor to prepare and instruct candidates in sacred theology for the

reading of the divine Word

, in order that they may be able both to have easy access to it and to advance in it without stumbling.

John Calvin,

To the Reader


Motivations for good theology…