Bachelor in Social Science, University of California, Berkeley, 1972; Master of Arts in Religious Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1976; Doctor of Philosophy in New Testament, Claremont Graduate School, 1981.
Science assistant, Academy Science, Göttingen, Germany, 1979-1981; assistant director, Institute for Antiquity and Christianity, Claremont, California, 1981-1985; assistant professor religion, Mary Washington College, Fredericksburg, Virginia, 1985-1991; associate professor, Mary Washington College, Fredericksburg, Virginia, since 1991. Member of advisory board Journal Early Christian Studies, Johns Hopkins Press, since 1992.
Member Friends of the Rappahannock, Fredericksburg, since 1989. Member Society Biblical Literature, North America Patristics Society, International Association for Coptic Studies, American Society Papyrologists, American Academy Religion.
Son of John George and Dorothea E. (Duever) g. Married Isabelle Coats, June 24, 1972 (divorced January 1987). Children: Nathan Walter, Matthew Ernst.
Married Linda M. LaFave, July 10, 1989.