Guiles, Austin Philip
- Rodney J. Hunter
Guiles, Austin Philip (23 June 1894–13 November 1953), theological educator, was born in Lawrenceville, Pennsylvania, the son of Austin Greenclay Guiles (occupation unknown) and Hanna Davis. After serving with the U.S. Army Ambulance Corps in Italy (1917–1919), Guiles, called “Phil,” earned degrees from Princeton University (A.B., 1921), Columbia University (M.A., 1923), New York’s Union Theological Seminary (B.D., 1925), and the University of Edinburgh (Ph.D., 1934, with a dissertation entitled “Mental Therapy and the Forgiveness of Sins; A Clinical View of the Results of Sin, with Psychological Studies of Religious Leaders …”). He was ordained to the Presbyterian ministry in 1924 and became a Congregationalist in 1939. He served as pastor of Union Church, Palisade, New Jersey (1925–1927), and later as associate to pastors at the Old South Church in Boston (1931–1933). He married Louise Earhart in 1925; they had four children....