Bachelor, Washington & Jefferson College, Washington, Pennsylvania, 1956. Doctor of Divinity, Washington & Jefferson College, Washington, Pennsylvania, 1981. Master of Divinity, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, 1959.
Doctor of Theology, Union Theological Seminary, New York City, 1963.
From assistant professor to associate professor, Grove City (Pennsylvania) College, 1963-1971; professor & chair department religion & philosophy, Grove City (Pennsylvania) College, since 1971. Alumni county Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, since 1989.
Member Society Biblical Literature, The Cleric (past president).
Married Anne Channing Parr, August 24, 1956. Children: Susannah, Elisabeth.