Bachelor, Vanderbilt University, 1942; Bachelor's Degree, Yale University, 1945; Doctor of Philosophy, Yale University, 1952.
Assistant professor Department Philosophy and Religion, North Carolina State College, Raleigh, 1949-1954; from assistant professor to professor Christian Ethics, Candler School Theology, Emory University, Atlanta, 1954-1990; professor Christian Ethics emeritus, Candler School Theology, Emory University, Atlanta, 1990.
(Biblical Faith And Social Ethics, by Gardner, E. Clinton)
Captain (chaplain) United States Army, 1945-1946. Member Society Christian Ethics (president 1961-1962, executive secretary 1964-1968), American Association University professors, Phi Beta Kappa. Associate member Institute Society, Ethics, Life Sciences.
Married Ruth Woodward Cohen, June 9, 1948. Children: Edward, Marilyn, Arnold.