Bachelor of Science, Northwestern University, 1950. Bachelor's Degree, Colgate Rochester Division School, 1954. Master of Arts, Yale University, 1957.
Doctor of Philosophy, Yale University, 1959.
Assistant chaplain, U. Rochester College for Men, 1950-1952; delegate ecumenical conferences in India, travel in Asia, 1952-1953; student minister, Calvary Presbyterian Church, Rochester, New York, 1953-1954; assistant professor religion, U. Florida, Gainesville, 1957-1964; associate professor, U. Florida, Gainesville, 1964-1977; professor, U. Florida, Gainesville, 1977-1996; director Asian studies, U. Florida, Gainesville, 1973-1975; department chairman religion, U. Florida, Gainesville, 1977-1990; interim director Center for Jewish Studies, U. Florida, Gainesville, 1983-1985; chairman, Humanities Council, 1987-1989.
Trustee Alachua General Hospital, Gainesville, 1969-1972, vice chairman, 1970-1971. Member Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (facilitator religion public education network 1993-1997), American Academy Religion (board directors 1988-1992, chairman committee on education and study religion 1988-1992, Ray Hart Service award), American Institute Indian Studies (trustee 1974-1995, vice president 1990-1991, executive committee 1980-1982, 89-91), Association Asian Studies (president Southeast conference 1987-1989), Society Asian and Comparative Philosophy, National Council Religion and Public Education (executive committee 1990-1994, president 1992-1994).
Married Patricia Ann Harrison, June 26, 1954 (deceased August 1985). Children: Stephen, Kathryn.