Bachelor, Marquette University, Milwaukee, 1971. Master of Arts, Marquette University, Milwaukee, 1973. Doctor of Philosophy, University Cambridge, England, 1978.
Professor theology University San Diego, 1978—2007, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, since 2007. Herodotus fellow Institute Advanced Study, Princeton, New Jersey, 1991—1992. Luce senior fellow National Humanities Center, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, 2005—2006.
(A Study of the Salvific Function of the Sacrament accordi...)
Founding member Peace Through Law Institute, San Diego, 1987. Member Ecclesiastical History Society England, College Theology Society, Medieval Academy American, American Catholic History Society, Institute for Advanced Study.
Married Saralynn Ferrara, June 20, 1987.