Could Jesus Christ have taken human nature in its fallen state, like ours, yet lived his life in absolute sinfulness? Nineteenth Century Scottish pastor Edward Irving lost his standing as an ordained Christian minister for communicating this truth. The precise Christological issue had never been debated officially in Christian history until Irving's time, yet he insisted that his teaching was not novel. He merely was restating the traditional doctrines of the ancient Church Fathers and Protestant Reformers. This volume brings to light the intriguing story of Irving's struggle to keep alive the true doctrine of Christ's fallen yet sinless humanity in an age of theological darkness.