Starting with an analysis of the substantial differences of the “form and content between the Sermon on the Mount and the Nicene Creed,” Edwin Hatch’s controversial work sought to establish the process by which Greek ideas and customs were permanently imbued into central Christian thinking. Based on twelve lectures he gave in 1888 as part of the ongoing Hibbert Lectures, Hatch’s examination of the influence of Greek culture in Christianity during the first–fourth century is illuminating.
- Thorough introduction by the author
- Table of contents providing detailed outline of the entire book
- Complete indexes
Praise for the Print Editions
The treasure chest of Greco-Roman analogues and parallels that Edwin Hatch opened for New Testament students remains open. It is a wonderful resource that we should continue to mine.
—Journal of Biblical Literature, 1999
- Title: The Influence of Greek Ideas and Usages upon the Christian Church
- Author: Edwin Hatch
- Publisher: Williams and Norgate
- Publication Date: 1897
- Pages: 404
About Edwin Hatch
Edwin Hatch (1835–1889) studied at Cambridge and then graduated from Pembroke College at Oxford University. Ordained in 1859, Hatch proceeded to teach at a number of schools and universities, including Trinity College in Toronto and Oxford University, where he returned as vice-principal of St. Mary Hall. A noted theologian and scholar, his books regularly provoked controversy and criticism.