1840-1908. Classical scholar and theologian. He had a varied career as a teacher in Oxford University and public schools, as a minister, and as regius professor of ecclesiastical history at Oxford from 1901. Besides a commentary on Peter and Jude (1901) and editions of several classics of Christian spirituality, he wrote works on early Christian history which, though dated, all still valuable. His , The Christian Platonists of Alexandria (1886), reveal much of his own humane piety and critical freedom, as well as his erudition. The Origins of Christianity (1909) is also noteworthy.