Bachelor, University Cincinnati, 1923. Master of Theology, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1926. Doctor of Philosophy, Yale University, 1931.
Postgraduate, Oxford (England) University, 1966.
Minister, First Baptist Church, West Haven, Connecticut, 1931-1943; professor religion and philosophy, Doane College, Crete, Nebraska, 1946-1948; professor religion and philosophy, Coe College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa., 1948-1969.
President Civic Forum, West Haven, Connecticut, 1941, Council on World Questions, Cedar Rapids, 1948. Major, chaplain, United States Army, 1943-1946, European Theatre of Operations, PTO. Member American Academy Religion (president midwest section 1964), American Philosophical Association (secretary Iowa section 1962-1964), Society for Science Study Religion), University of North Alabama (congressional liaison 1986), Rotary (chairman international service projects India-Thailand-Japan, North Stockton California chapter 1975-1977).
Married Mary Louise Stacy, August 15, 1931. 1 child, Louise Carroll.