AB, Fairfield University, 1973. Master of Arts, McMaster University of Canberra, 1974. Doctor of Philosophy, McMaster University of Canberra, 1978.
Professor religious studies Fairfield (Connecticut) University, since 1977.
(Book by Thiel, John E.)
Member American Association of University Professors, American Academy Religion, Catholic Theological Society of America.
Married Dorothea Cook. Children: David, Benjamin.