John Allen (religious writer)
John Allen (1771–1839) was an English dissenting layman and religious writer.
His major work, first published in 1816, was Modern Judaism; or a Brief Account of the Opinions, Traditions, Rites, and Ceremonies of the Jews in Modern Times (i.e. since the Christian era). It was reprinted in 1830. He also published:
- an anonymous volume called The Fathers, the Reformers, and the Public Formularies of the Church of England in Harmony with Calvin and against the Bishop of Lincoln (1812);
- Memoirs of Major-General Burn, 1815, on Andrew Burn;
- a translation of Calvin's Institutes;
- some sermons of Danirel de Superville, 1816; and
- Two Dissertations on Sacrifices from the Latin of William Owtram.
- Anonymous (1885). "Allen, John (1771–1839), dissenting layman". Dictionary of National Biography Vol. I. Smith, Elder & Co. Retrieved 2009-06-26. The first edition of this text is available as an article on Wikisource: "Allen, John (1771-1839)". Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1885–1900.
- This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Stephen, Leslie, ed. (1885). "Allen, John (1771-1839)". Dictionary of National Biography 1. London: Smith, Elder & Co.