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1 A. Mitchell Hunter, The Teaching of Calvin, a Modern Interpretation (Glasgow: Maclehose, Jackson, and Company, 1920), 154.

2 Philip E. Hughes, "John Calvin: Director of Missions," in The Heritage of John Calvin, ed., J. H. Bratt (Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans, 1973), 42.

3 Frank A. James, III, "It was both 'a horrible decree' and 'very sweet fruit,'" Christian History 5, no. 4 (Fall 1986) : 26.

4 Owen Chadwick, The Reformation (Pelican Books, 1964; reprint, New York: Penguin Group, Penguin Books, 1990), vol. 3, The Penguin History of the Church, ed., Owen Chadwick, 83.

5 John Calvin, Concerning the Eternal Predestination of God, trans. J. K. S. Reid (London: James Clarke and Co., Limited, 1961), 9.

6 Ibid., 138.

7 R. Pierce Beaver, "The Genevan Mission to Brazil," in The Heritage of John Calvin, ed., J. H. Bratt (Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans, 1973), 56.

8 Ibid., 57.

9 John Calvin, Calvin's Commentaries, Ephesians - Jude (Wilmington, DE: Associated Publishers and Authors, n.d.), 2172.

10 Ibid.

11 Ibid., 2173.

12 John Calvin, Calvin: Commentaries (Philadelphia: Westminster Press, 1963), vol. 23, The Library of Christian Classics, eds. Baillie, McNeill, and Van Dusen, 402.

13 Calvin, Ephesians - Jude, 2247.

14 Frank A. James, III, "Calvin and Missions," Christian History, 5 no. 4 (Fall 1986) : 23.

15 Hughes, "John Calvin: D. O. M.," 45.

16 Philip Hughes, ed. and trans., The Register of the Company of Pastors of Geneva in the Time of Calvin (Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans, 1966), 25.

17 Alister McGrath, A Life of John Calvin, a Study in the Shaping of Western Culture (Oxford; Basil Blackwell Ltd., 1990), 182. Cf. Hughes, Register, 308.

18 Hughes, Register, 308.

19 Robert M. Kingdon, "Calvinist Religious Aggression," in The French Wars of Religion, How Important Were Religious Factors?, ed. J. H. M. Salmon (Lexington, MA: D. C. Heath and Company, 1967), 6.

20 Hughes, "John Calvin: D. O. M," 46; cf. also McGrath, 184. McGrath mentions some of the areas to which these men went: Poitiers, Paris, Lyons, Bergerac, Dieppe (which he calls an important jumping-off point for England and Scotland, Issoudun, and Orleans.)

21 Ibid.

22 Anderson, 23.

23 Hughes, Register, 27.

24 Ibid., 317.

25 Hughes, "John Calvin: D. O. M.," 47.

26 Beaver, 61.

27 Anderson, 23.

28 Hughes, Register, 25.