C. Leonard Allen

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C. Leonard Allen
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Leonard Allen at ACU in 2014
Occupation Dean of the Bible Department at Lipscomb University
Education University of Iowa
Harding University
Harding School of Theology
Literary movement Restoration Movement
Notable work(s) The Cruciform Church
Spouse(s) Holly Allen

C. Leonard Allen is the director of Abilene Christian University Press. He has accepted an offer to be the Dean of Bible at Lipscomb University starting in June 2014.


Leonard Allen has taught at several schools, including Fuller Theological Seminary, Biola University, and John Brown University. He was a professor of Christian Studies at Abilene Christian University for 15 years.[1]


He has authored and co-authored several books that deal primarily with the history and cultural impact of the Restoration Movement. In February 2000, Leonard Allen founded Leafwood Publishers, a publisher of Christian books on a variety of topics, including theology, culture and dealing with the study of the Bible in Orange, California. In 2005, Abilene Christian University Press purchased Leafwood Publishers and hired Leonard Allen as its director.[2] Leonard directed Abilene Christian University Press and Leafwood Publishers until 2014 when he accepted an offer to be the dean of the Bible Department at Lipscomb University.

Dean of Bible[edit]

In April 2014, Lipscomb University announced their decision to bring Leonard in as their new Dean of Bible.[3]


B.A. Harding University (1973)
M.A. Harding School of Theology (1975)
Ph.D. University of Iowa (1984)


Personal life[edit]

Leonard is married to Holly Allen. They live together in Siloam Springs, Arkansas.


  1. ^ "Leonard Allen - bio". Lipscomb.edu. Lipscomb University. Retrieved 28 May 2013. 
  2. ^ Martin, Lerone!A. (December!31,!2011). "Case study report on Abilene Christian University". 21st Century Faith Forum. Retrieved 28 May 2013. 
  3. ^ Ross Jr., Bobby (8 Apr 2014). "Leonard Allen named dean of Lipscomb University's College of Bible and Ministry". The Christian Chronicle. Retrieved 6 May 2014.