AB, Maryville College, 1940. Bachelor's Degree, Louisville Presbyterian Seminary, 1943. Doctor of Philosophy, Duke University, 1951.
Instructor Bible, Duke U., Durham, North Carolina, 1946; assistant professor history theological, Duke U., Durham, North Carolina, 1950-1957; associate professor, Duke U., Durham, North Carolina, 1957-1958; assistant professor Bible, Rhodes College, Memphis, 1946-1950; associate professor church history, McCormick Theological Seminary, Chicago, 1958-1962; professor, McCormick Theological Seminary, Chicago, 1962-1986; professor emeritus, McCormick Theological Seminary, Chicago, since 1986. Member Presbytery of Chicago, since 1958.
Fellow Phi Beta Kappa. Member American Society Church History, American History Association, Presbyterian History Society (board directors 1961-1970).
Married Eudora Jones, August 18, 1944. Children: Michal Ann, Polly Ruth, David Anton, Daniel Evan.