Calvin on Islam

      “Mahomet allowed full scope to various lusts — by permitting a man to have a number of wives.   This seems like an explanation — of his being inattentive to the love of women.  

     “Those who think the Pope to be intended here — remind us of their enforcing celibacy, by means of which the honour of marriage is trodden underfoot.    We know with what foulness the Roman Pontiffs bark — when marriage is hinted to them….  We observe, then, some slight correspondence — but the remaining points will not suit this idea.       “As Mahomet invented a new form of religion, so did the Pope.   True indeed!   But neither of them are intended here.”   At least, not centrally so.   Yet nevertheless also certainly so — by way of further application.