Ted Peters (theologian)

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Ted Peters
Theodore Frank Peters

(1941-04-03) April 3, 1941 (age 77)
ResidenceCalifornia, US
Ecclesiastical career
ReligionChristianity (Lutheran)
ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in America
Academic background
Alma mater
InfluencesWolfhart Pannenberg
Academic work
Sub-disciplineSystematic theology

Theodore Frank Peters (born 1941), known as Ted Peters, is an American Lutheran theologian and Professor of Systematic Theology at Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary. In addition to his work as a theologian and educator, he is a prolific author and editor on Christian and Lutheran theology in the modern world. He is also the editor of Dialog, a quarterly scholarly magazine of modern and postmodern theology, and co-editor of Theology and Science.[1] Peters also serves on the Advisory Council of METI (Messaging Extraterrestrial Intelligence). He received a BA from Michigan State University, an MDiv from Trinity Lutheran Seminary, and an MA and PhD from the University of Chicago.[2]


  • The Evolution of Evil. Co-edited with Gaymon Bennett, Martinez J. Hewlett, Robert John Russell (2008). Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht. ISBN 3-525-56979-3
  • Sacred Cells? Why Christians Should Support Stem Cell Research with Karen Lebacqz and Gaymon Bennett (2008)
  • The Evolution of Terrestrial and Extraterrestrial Life: Where in the World is God? (2008)
  • The Stem Cell Debate (2007)
  • Anticipating Omega (2006)
  • Can You Believe in God and Evolution? A Guide For the Perplexed with Martinez Hewlett (2006)
  • The Gift of Grace: the Future of Lutheran Theology (editor) with Niels Henrik Gregersen and Bo Holm (2004)
  • Evolution from Creation to New Creation: Conflict, Conversation, and Convergence with Martinez Hewlett (2003)
  • God, Life, and the Cosmos: Christian and Islamic Perspectives (editor) with Muzaffar Iqbal and Syed Nomanul Haq (2003)
  • Bridging Science and Religion (editor) with Gaymon Bennett (2003)
  • Science and Theology: The New Consonance (editor) (1999)
  • For the Love of Children: Genetic Technology and the Future of the Family (1996)
  • Playing God? Genetic Determinism and Human Freedom (1996, 2nd edition 2002)
  • Sin: Radical Evil In Soul and Society (1994)
  • God as Trinity: Relationality and Temporality in Divine Life (1993)
  • Toward a Theology of Nature: Essays on Science and Faith with Wolfhart Pannenberg (1993)
  • GOD - The World's Future (1992, 2nd edition 2002, 3rd edition 2016)
  • The Cosmic Self (1990)
  • Cosmos as Creation (1989)
  • Fear, Faith and the Future (1980)
  • Futures Human and Divine (1978)


  1. ^ "Theology and Science". The Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences. Retrieved 2009-05-31.
  2. ^ "Ted Peters". Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary. Archived from the original on 2009-03-11. Retrieved 2009-05-31.

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