Burton Scott Easton

1877-1950. American Episcopalian theologian and NT scholar. Educated at the universities of Pennsylvania and Göttingen, and at Philadelphia Divinity School, he taught NT at Nashotah House (1905-11), Western Theological Seminary in Chicago (1911-19), and General Theological Seminary of New York (1919-48). His works include commentaries on Luke (1926) and the Pastorals (1947), and an English translation with notes of The Apostolic Tradition of Hippolytus (1934). A collection of his essays was edited by F.C. Grant and published under the title Early Christianity: The Purpose of Acts and Other Papers (1954); this contains also a memoir and discussion of his work.