Flesh and Blood


Daniel J. Cameron, Flesh and Blood:  A Dogmatic Sketch Concerning the Fallen Nature View of Christ's Human Nature (Eugene, Oregon:  Wipf and Stock, 2016)


Cameron, Daniel J. Flesh and Blood: A Dogmatic Sketch Concerning the Fallen Nature View of Christ's Human Nature. Eugene, Oregon: Wipf and Stock

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Foreword by Myk Habets.

Discussed in the Reading Group on February 25, 2021. Video.


If you were told that Christ assumed a fallen human nature, how would you respond? This statement makes many uncomfortable because they believe that to agree with this statement would sacrifice the sinlessness of Jesus. Others have said that this view is heretical and completely undermines what scripture teaches. But does it? In Flesh and Blood, Daniel J. Cameron examines this idea and its critics, such as Oliver Crisp and Kevin Chiarot, to see if it is possible to say that Christ did in fact assume a fallen human nature. Daniel examines one of the most well known proponents of this view, T.F. Torrance, to see if his arguments can overcome those who have critiqued him. Daniel begins by explaining the fallen nature view from the perspective of Torrance. He then moves to explain some of the biggest critiques of this view and then, in chapter 4, seeks to find an answer to the critics. This book ends by examining the role of the Holy Spirit in the life of Christ as it pertains to this question.