Associate of Arts, Concordia Junior College, 1948. Bachelor, Concordia Seminary, 1951. Master of Divinity, Concordia Seminary, 1954.
Doctor of Theology, Rupert-Carl University, Heidelberg, Federal Republic of Germany, 1963. Doctor of Divinity (honorary), General Theological Seminary, New York City, 1993.
Associate professor, Concordia College, River Forest, Illinois, 1963-1971;
visiting professor, Evangelical Lutheran Theological Seminary, Columbus, Ohio., 1971-1974;
joint professor, Evangelical Lutheran Theological Seminary, Columbus, Ohio., 1974-1978;
joint professor, Hamma Division School, Springfield, Ohio., 1974-1978;
professor systematic theology, Trinity Lutheran Seminary, Columbus, 1978-1984;
Edward C. Fredt professor systematic theology, Trinity Lutheran Seminary, Columbus, since 1984. President Lutheran Academy for Scholarship, 1975-1977. Member Lutheran-Episcopalian Dialogue III, 1983-1991.
Anglican-Lutheran International Commission, since 1985.
President Columbus Symphony Youth Orchestra Board, 1980-1982. Board directors JeffersonAcad. of Music, Columbus, 1980-1983, Columbus Symphony Orchestra Board Trustees, 1981-1983, Lutheran Social Superior vena cava syndrome, Columbus, 1982-1985. Member American Academy Religion, Council for Ethics and Economics (board directors Columbus chapter 1981-1983).
Married Janet Ann Gunderman, August 17, 1957. Children: Andrew Arthur, Lukas Lawrence, Gregory Martin.