This text traces the way in which Calvin's exegetical labours contributed to his understanding of faith. Through detailed analysis of Calvin's interpretation of selected biblical passages, the study shows how his views evolved. The author, Pitkin describes the gradual development of the mature Calvin's view that faith exhibits a twofold character - saving faith and proviential faith - that corresponds to the twofold aspect its object - Christ as both the incarnate and eternal Son of God.
"It does not make light reading, for its scholarship is wide-ranging, painstaking and detailed, but the journey is rewarding. It shows us things from the whole of the Calvin corpus which most of us are likely never to have the opportunity to explore in such detail for ourselves."--Bulletin of the Institute for Reformed Theology
"[Pitkin's] study is not only a study of historical theology but also contributes to the history of biblical exegesis."--Theology Digest
"Barbara Pitkin has written a very important work, in which there are numerous insights founded upon consideration of primary sources, analysed within the developing structure of Calvin's Institutes over subsequent editions, and within his continuous output of biblical commentaries."--Theology