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 (Institutes)
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