Item description for The Influence Of Greek Ideas And Usages Upon The Christian Church by Edwin Hatch & A. M. Fairbairn...
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Studio: Wipf & Stock Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.02" Width: 6.36" Height: 0.82" Weight: 0.98 lbs.
Release Date Mar 31, 2003
Publisher Wipf & Stock Publishers
ISBN 159244184X ISBN13 9781592441846
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More About Edwin Hatch & A. M. Fairbairn
Edwin Hatch (1835-1889) graduated from Pembroke College, Oxford, and served as a minister, professor, theologian, and Septuagint scholar. Henry A. Redpath (1848-1908) was a minister and biblical scholar. He graduated from Oxford where he later served as a Grinfield lecturer on the Septuagint.
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Illuminating study of Greek influence on Christianity Oct 25, 2002
This book consists of the Hibbart Lectures of 1888 that were published following the death of Edwim Hatch, a devout Christian scholar. His thesis is clearly stated: "It is impossible for any one, whether he be a student of history or no, to fail to notice a difference of both form and content between the Sermon on the Mount and the Nicene Creed... The one belongs to a world of Syrian peasants, the other to a would of Greek philosophers. The contrast is patent.... The presumption is that [the change] was the result of Greek influence. It will appear from the Lectures that this presumption is true. Their general subject is, consequently, The Influence of Greece upon Christianity." Anyone who has wrestled with the contrasting images of the teaching of Jesus in the New Testament and the propositional creeds of later Christianity, and who has wondered how "belief" as trust and confidence in a person became transmuted into "belief" meaning assent to a series of metaphysical propositions will find Hatch's work very illuminating, in spite of its age and somewhat stilted (by today's standards) language. Highly recommended, and worth seeking out.