Alexander Viets Griswold Allen

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Alexander Viets Griswold Allen (1841–1908) was an Episcopal theologian, born in Otis, Massachusetts. He graduated from Kenyon College in 1862 and Andover Theological Seminary in 1865. He was ordained a priest in the Protestant Episcopal Church in that year, and in 1867 became professor of Church history in the Episcopal Divinity School at Cambridge.

His publications include:

  • Continuity of Christian Thought (Bohlen Lectures for 1883, Boston, 1884; eleventh edition, 1895)
  • Jonathan Edwards (1889)
  • Religious Progress (1894)
  • Christian Institutions (New York, 1897)
  • Life and Letters of Phillips Brooks (two volumes, 1901)


C. Slattery for his Life, (New York, 1911).