Nineteenth century British Christological controversy, centring upon Edward Irving's doctrine of Christ's human nature
Considerable misunderstanding has accompanied the life and doctrine of early nineteenth century British pastor and theologian, Edward Irving. Although commended for his noble character and ministerial excellence, his Christology aroused a st Preliminary tasks preceded our concluding assessment of Irving's doctrine in the context of controversy. After placing Irving and the controversy in historical perspective, we presented a careful study of the essential components of Irving's i We arrived at the following conclusion. From the writings of Irving's opponents, including the trial reports, we detected a definite docetic Christological tendency, particularly similar to the ancient Eutychean error.