Professional Degrees

Ph.D., Christian Ethics, Union Theological Seminary, New York, 1978
Dissertation: Topia and Utopia in Colombia and Peru: The Theory and Practice of Camilo Torres and Gustavo Gutiérrez in Their Historical Contexts
Committee: Roger L. Shinn, Beverly Wildung Harrison, Dorothee Sölle, Robert McAfee Brown

M.Phil., Christian Ethics, Union Theological Seminary, 1976

S.T.M., Church and Community, Union Theological Seminary, 1972

B.A., Spanish, Marist College, Poughkeepsie, New York, 1966

Other Studies

Selected participant for the conference “Evolution, ET, and the Significance of Life in the Universe,” sponsored by the Templeton Foundation and the Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences, Berkeley, CA: Paraíso Maya, Yucatán, Mexico, January 11-15, 2007; initiation of the STARS (Science and Transcendence Advanced Research Series) program on the religion-science quest for ultimate reality.

Postdoctoral study in Siena, Rome and Assisi, Italy, Summer, 2003: National Endowment for the Humanities Seminar, “St. Francis of Assisi in the Thirteenth Century,” Dr. William Cook

Postdoctoral study at Oxford University, England, Summers, 1999-2001: Templeton Foundation “Oxford Seminars in Science and Christianity,” Dr. Alister McGrath and Dr. John Roche

Postdoctoral study at the Harvard Divinity School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, Summer, 1986: National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar, “Religion and Cultural Change in American History,” Dr. William Hutchison

Summer Stipend from the National Endowment for the Humanities for the research project “Voices from the Four Directions: Traditional Native American Spirituality”: interviews with traditional indigenous spiritual leaders (“medicine men”) and other native elders in Arizona, Oklahoma and New York, Summer, 1985

Graduate studies in Spanish and in Latin American History and Literature:
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico City, Spring and Summer, 1966