Student, Bucknell U., 1942-1944; Bachelor's Degree, University of Chicago, 1948; Doctor of Philosophy, University of Chicago, 1962.
Pastor Duquesne-Homestead charge, United Church of Christ, Pittsburgh, 1951-1960;
from assistant professor to professor theology and culture, Lancaster (Pennsylvania) Theological Seminary, 1961-1970;
professor Christian theology, Andover Newton Theological School, Newton, Massachusetts, 1971-1980;
Abbot professor, Andover Newton Theological School, Newton, Massachusetts, since 1980. Visiting professor religion U. Hawaii, 1970. United Church of Christ delegate Reformed-Lutheran Conversation, since 1987.
Lecturer numerous seminars and schools.
President Christian Camp Meeting Association, Craigville, Massachusetts, 1982-1988. Member American Theological Society (vice president 1989-1990, president 1990-1991).
Married Dorothy Jean Ashman, September 22, 1945. Children: Bonnie, Gabrielle, Judith, Skye, Kirk.