University professor. Born– August 30, 1930, Muir, Mich. Parents– Laurel Ellis and Irene Elizabeth (Banning) McKown. Married– Anna Louise Watts, September 4, 1958. Children– Two. Education– B.A., Alma College, 1951; B.D., Lexington Theological Seminary, 1955; M.A., University of Kentucky, 1958; Ecumenical Institute, Geneva, Switzerland, 1958; Ph.D., Florida State University, 1972. Employed as minister, Disciples of Christ, 1951; minister, Muir, Michigan Church of Christ, 1949-1951; Jackson, Ky. Christian Church, 1951-1955; Cynthiana, Ky., 1955-1958; instructor of religion and philosophy, Berea College, 1958-1959; University of Idaho, 1960-1961; Little Rock University, 1961-1962; president of the Auburn, Ala. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 1973; taught, Auburn University, 1976-.


Directory of American Scholars, 1974, and from Who’s Who in Religion, 1975.


The Classical Marxist Critiques of Religion; Marx, Engels, Lenin, Kautsky. The Hague, Netherlands; Martinus Nijhoff, 1975.

With Faith and Fury. Buffalo, N.Y.; Prometheus Books, 1985.