Bachelor, Texas Wesleyan University, 1957. Bachelor's Degree, Southern Methodist University, 1959. Doctor of Philosophy, Drew University, 1963.
Postgraduate, Tübingen University, Federal Republic Germany, 1969.
Instructor humanities Union Junior College, Cranford, New Jersey, 1960-1963. Assistant professor religion Syracuse University, New York, 1963-1969, associate professor, 1969-1975, professor, 1975, director graduate studies, 1975-1980, chair department, 1980—2000, Eliphalet Remington professor religion, 1999—2001, Eliphalet Remington professor religion emeritus, since 2001. Executive director American Academy Religion, 1983—1992, director, 1973-1975, 83-91.
Executive director Interreligious Council of Central New York, Syracuse, since 2002. Consultant in field; People to People delegate leader to former Soviet Union, 1992.
(Foundations of Christianity; From the Beginnings to 1650)
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Trustee Scholars Press, Atlanta, 1983-1991, chairman, 1986-1991. Chair, board directors Onondaga Pastoral Counseling Center, since 1997. Board directors Inter-religious Council Control New York, since 1997.
Fellow Society for Arts (board directors since 1976), Religion and Culture. Member American Association of University Professors, American Academy Religion, American Society Church History.
Married Elizabeth R. Wiggins, May 27, 1995. Children: Bryan, Karis.