Bachelor, Concordia Seminary, 1947. Bachelor of Divinity, Concordia Seminary, 1952. Master of Arts, University Kansas City, Missouri, 1951.
Doctor of Philosophy, Loyola University, 1963. Master of Sacred Theology, Lutheran School Theology, Chicago, 1971.
Instructor in theology, Concordia Teacher's College, River Forest, Illinois, 1950-1951; instructor in theology, Concordia Teacher's College, Seward, Nebraska, 1952-1953; junior pastor, Immanuel Lutheran Church, Twin Falls, Idaho., 1953-1954; pastor, Redeemer Lutheran Church, Salt Lake City, 1954-1957; professor theology, Concordia U., River Forest, since 1957.
Member American Society Church History, Lutheran Education Association.
Married Ione Marie Licht, June 22, 1952. Children: Jacquelen, Jan, John, Mark.