Bachelor, Elizabethtown College, 1947. Bachelor's Degree, Bethany Theological Seminary, 1950. Master of Arts, Yale University, 1952.
Doctor of Philosophy, Yale University, 1955.
Visiting professor Philosophy and Religion, College of Idaho, Caldwell, 1954-1955;
assistant, associate professor Church History, Eden Theological Seminary, St. Louis, 1955-1962;
professor Church History, Eden Theological Seminary, St. Louis, 1962-1990;
United Church Christ professor Theological and History, Eden Theological Seminary, St. Louis, since 1990. Visiting professor Early Modern History, Washington University, St. Louis, 1981-1982. Director summer institutions Center for Reformed Research, St. Louis, 1967-1981.
Director Eden Archives United Church Christ, St. Louis, since 1967. Vice president Evangelical and Reformed History Society, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, since 1959. Member History Council, United Church Christ, Cleveland, 1964-1974, 88-.
Member Church Council Evangelical United Church of Christ, since 1989.
Fellow Clare Hall, Cambridge University. Visiting research fellow Church History Seminar. Member American History Association.
Married Maya Stauch, September 14, 1950. 1 child, Peter Martin.