Ted Peters (theologian)

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Ted Peters (born 1941) is a 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] He received a B.A. from Michigan State University, a M.Div. from Trinity Lutheran Seminary and a M.A. and Ph.D. 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. Retrieved 2009-05-31. 

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