Bachelor of Arts, University New Mexico, 1955; Bachelor of Divinity, San Francisco Theological Seminary, 1958; Master of Arts, Yale University, 1963; Doctor of Philosophy, Yale University, 1965.
Ordained to ministry, United Presbyterian Church in United States of America, 1958; director School Religion,, University of Southern California, 1967-1981, 91-; Tansey professor Christian ethics, University of Southern California, since 1974; dean School Education, University of Southern California, 1981-1989.
(Book by Orr, John Berk)
Member American Society Christian Ethics, American Academy Religion, Society Science Study of Religion.
Married Thelma Hodson, August 27, 1961. Children: Steven, John.