Anglican orders, Diocese of Exeter, 1932-1939. With Royal Army Chaplains Department, 1939-1951. Professor comparative religion Manchester U., from 1951, pro-vice chancellor, from 1967.
Named Honorary Chaplain of Forces.
Author: The Fall of Jerusalem and the Christian Church, 1951. Time and Mankind, 1951. Man and his Destiny in the Great Religions, 1962.
Creation Legends of the Ancient Near East, 1963. History, Time and Deity, 1965. Jesus and the Zealots, 1967.
The Judgment of the Dead, 1967. The Trial of Jesus of Nazareth, 1968. Religion in Ancient History, 1969.
Editor, contributor Ancient Empires, 1969. Editor, chief contributor Dictionary of Comparative Religion, 1970.