Bachelor of Divinity, Eden. Seminary, 1929; Master of Arts, Washington University, 1930. School of Theology and Ministry, Union Seminary, New York City, 1931.
Doctor of Philosophy., Yale University, 1944. Doctor of Letters, Elmhurst College, 1964. Doctor of Divinity, United Theological Seminary, 1964.
Seminary, since 1931, assistant to associate professor, 1931-1941, professor history, theology and Christian ethics, 1941-1969. Chairman of the Board Church World Service Center, St. Louis, 1946-1954, general manager, 1954-1964. Chairman commission on Christian social action Evangelical and Reformed Church, 1941-1957.
Chairman commission to prepare a statement of faith United Church of Christ, 1958-1962, chairman theological commission. Member United Church of Christ delegation to consultation on church union. Member of commission on faith and order World Council Churches.