God has filled my mind with zeal tospread his Kingdom
and to further the public good…. I have had no other purpose than tobenefit the church
by maintaining thepure doctrine of godliness
… Moreover, it has been my purpose in this labor to prepare and instruct candidates in sacred theology for thereading 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