Bachelor, Dartmouth College, 1973; Master of Arts, Yale University, 1975; Doctor of Philosophy, Yale University, 1979.
Instructor in religion, Davidson (North Carolina) College, 1978-1980; associate professor theology, Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary, Columbia, South Carolina., 1980-1988; professor, Institute Ecumenical Research, Strasbourg, France, since 1988; director, Institute Ecumenical Research, Strasbourg, France, since 1991. Member executive county Lutheran Church American, 1984-1987. Consultant Anglican-Lutheran International Continuation committee, since 1988.
Member North American Academy Ecumenists, American Academy Religion.
Married Sarah Elizabeth Duncan.