AB, Ohio Wesleyan University, 1950. Doctor of Letters(honorary), Ohio Wesleyan University, 1965. Data Base, University Chicago, 1954.
Doctor of Philosophy, University Chicago, 1958. Doctor of Humane Letters(honorary), University Chicago, 1983.
Ordained to ministry United Methodist Church, 1958. Member of faculty Perkins School Theology, Southern Methodist University, 1956-1969, associate professor theology, 1961-1964, professor, 1964-1969. University professor theology Division School, University of Chicago, 1969-1972.
Professor theology Perkins School Theology, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, 1972-1983, University Distinguished professor theology, since 1983, director graduate program in religious studies, 1974-1990.
Merrick lecturer Ohio Wesleyan University, 1965. Visiting fellow Council of Humanities, Princeton University, 1977-1978.
Salisbury lecturer U. Oxford, 1980-1981, Ferguson lecturer U. Manchester, 1990. Fulbright research professor, alsoGuggenheim fellow Marburg (Germany) University, 1962-1963.
(A study based on the theology of Rudolf Bultmann)
(Book by Ogden, Schubert M.)
Fellow American Council Learned Societies, Johns Hopkins University, 1950-1951. Member American Academy Religion (president 1976-1977), American Academy Arts and Sciences, Society Values in Higher Education, American Philosophical Association, American Theological Society, Phi Beta Kappa, Omicron Delta Kappa, Phi Mu Alpha.
Married Joyce Ellen Schwettman, August 26, 1950. Children: Alan Scott, Andrew Merrick.