Back in print are Hatch's classic Hibbert Lectures in which he calls into question the influence that Greek ideas had on the historical development of Christian theology.
"The earliest forms of Christianity were not only outside the sphere of Greek philosophy, but they also appealed, on the one hand, mainly to the classes which philosophy did not reach, and, on the other hand, to a standard which philosophy did not recognize."
Edwin Hatch A. M. Fairbairn
Edwin Hatch (1835-1889), a gifted historian of early Christianity, served as Vice Principal of St. Mary's Hall (Oxford) and Reader in Ecclesiastical History at Oxford. His Bampton Lectures, 'Organization of the Early Christian Churches', are a landmark in the study of the origins of the Christian ministry.