Dr. Diogenes Allen

Diogenes Allen, Ph.D., is the Stuart Professor of Philosophy at Princeton Theological Seminary. Dr. Allen, a former Rhodes Scholar and Princeton National Fellow, received his B.A. from Oxford University and his M.A. and Ph.D. from Yale. He is also the past recipient of the Pew Evangelical Scholarship (1991-92) and the Research Fellowship of the Center of Theological Inquiry (1994-95). Dr. Allen has served as Visiting Professor at Drew University (1978) and the University of Notre Dame (1980, 1994). As a philosopher of religion, he has a longstanding interest in the grounds for religious belief, the problem of evil, and the nature of spirituality. Dr. Allen has published extensively and is author of Christian Belief in a Postmodern World: The Full Wealth of Conviction (Atlanta, GA: Westminster John Knox Press, 1989); Philosophy for Understanding Theology (Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 1985); Spiritual Theology: The Theology of Yesterday for Spiritual Help Today (Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 1997); and Primary Readings in Philosophy for Understanding Theology (coedited with Eric O. Springsted; Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 1992). He currently serves on the Board of the American Weil Society and the Advisory Committee of the Center of Theological Inquiry; he also is a cofounder and member of the Executive Board and Editorial Council of Theology Today. An ordained Presbyterian minister, Dr. Allen preaches, speaks frequently at colleges, and leads church retreats. His current area of research is spiritual theology.