Diogenes Allen, a renowned scholar in the field of the philosophy of religion and the Stuart Professor of Philosophy emeritus at Princeton Theological Seminary, died yesterday at the age of 80 in hospice at Chandler Hall in Newtown, Pennsylvania.
Allen was an expert in the philosophy of Leibniz and Simone Weil, and on the spirituality of Simone Weil, Blaise Pascal, and George Herbert. A prolific author, he wrote books that contributed both to the world of scholarship and to the lives of practicing Christians and church leaders. One of his most well known books was Love: Christian Romance, Marriage,and Friendship, which he wrote in1987. The book later became a video series. Allen was referred to my many of his colleagues and students as “Dr. Love” for his thinking on the subject, and his classes on the topic were often filled to capacity.
(HT Dwight Davis on Facebook)