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What pure eyes could see : Calvin's doctrine of faith in its exegetical context / Barbara Pitkin.

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Subject: Calvin, Jean, 1509-1564.
Bible > Criticism, interpretation, etc. > History > 16th century.
Faith > History of doctrines > 16th century.
Genre: Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 9780195351835
  • ISBN: 0195351835
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (ix, 260 pages).
  • Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1999.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-255) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Translations; Introduction; ONE: From Fiducia to Cognitio; TWO: The Just Shall Live by Faith; THREE: From Faith to Faith; FOUR: Providential Faith; FIVE: Calvin's Twofold Notion of Faith; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Summary: Barbara Pitkin traces the way in which Calvin's exegetical labors contributed to his understanding of faith. Through detailed analysis of Calvin's interpretation of selected biblical passages, this study shows how his views evolved. Pitkin describes the gradual development of the mature Calvin's view that faith exhibits a twofold character--saving faith and providential faith--that corresponds to the twofold aspect of its object--Christ as both the incarnate and eternal Son of God.
Source of Description Note: Print version record.

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