Bachelor of Arts, Nebraska Wesleyan College, 1930, Doctor of Divinity, 1943. Doctor of Divinity, Northwestern University, 1950. Bachelor of Divinity, University of Chicago, 1932, Doctor of Philosophy., 1933.
Doctor of Sacred Theology (honorary), Ripon College, 1953. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Cornell College, 1953. Doctor of Divinity, Manchester College, 1964, Central Methodist College, 1972.
Entered ministry Methodist Church as local preacher, 1924. Ordained elder by Nebraska Conference, 1933. Director religious activities Iowa State Teachers College, 1934-1938.
Minister Mount Vernon Place Methodist Church, Baltimore, 1938-1947. Dean Division School, also preacher to Duke U., Durham, North Carolina, 1947-1950. Minister 1st Methodist Church, Evanston, Illinois, 1950-1962.
Senior minister Christ Church Methodist, New York City, 1962-1974. Lecturer at various confs., also religious emphasis weeks at various colls. universities. Lecturer Earl Foundation, Pacific School Religion, 1942, Ayer Foundation, Rochester Colgate Division School, 1944, Russell Foundation, Tufts College, 1948, Carnahan seminars and schools in Latin American, 1951, Japan, Korea, 1955.
Mendenhall lecturer DePauw University, 1957. Wilson lecturer McMurry College, Abilene, Texas, 1959. Member interfaith team to S.E. Asia, 1965, Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics, 1967, 68, 69, Spain, 1968.
Delegate 2d assembly World Council of Churches, Evanston, Illinois, 1954, 3d assembly, New Delhi, 1961, 4th assembly, Uppsala, Sweden, 1968. Chancellor lecturer Queens College, Canada, 1951. Delegate, member central committee World Conference on Religion and Peace, Kyoto, Japan, 1970, member central committee World Conference on Religion and Peace, Louvain, Belgium, 1974.
Author: The Quest for Religious Certainty, 1939. The Philosophical Heritage of the Christian Faith, 1945. On Final Ground, 1946.
Main Issues Confronting Christendom, 1948. A Firm Faith for Today, 1950. The Church Militant, 1952 (public in Spanish).
Preaching on Controversial Issues, 1953. What Did the World Council Say to You?, 1955. Sermons on the Psalms, 1956 (public in Korean).
Sermons on Genesis, 1958. Doing What is Christian, 1960. He Spoke To Them in Parables, 1963.
The Mind of Christ, 1966. The Character of Christ, 1968. The Deeds of Christ, 1969.
Men Who Build Churches, 1972.
Born February 19, 1907