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Ted Peters

Ted Peters

Ted Peters is a professor of Systematic Theology at Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary and the Graduate Theological Union (GTU) in Berkeley, California. He is author of GOD-The World’s Future (Fortress 2000) and Science, Theology, and Ethics (Ashgate 2003). He is editor-in-chief of Dialog, A Journal of Theology. He also serves as co-editor of Theology and Science published by the Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences in Berkeley.

AstroTheology: Religious Reflections on Extraterrestrial Life Forms
Engaging Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence: An Adventure in Astro-Ethics
Will ET End Religion?
Evangelical Atheism: a response to Richard Dawkins
Evolution: What Should We Teach Our Children in Our Schools?
Theistic Evolution: A Christian Alternative to Atheism, Creationism, and Intelligent Design...
Nano-Technology and Nano-ethics

Stem-Cell Debate: Ethical Questions
Stem-Cell Ethics: A Theological Brief
Genetics and Ethics...
Evolution and Providence
Genes and Justice: Introduction
Are We Playing God With Our Genes?
Science and the Three Monotheisims: A New Partnership?
The Cloning and Stem Cell Controversies: Scientific, Theological, and Ethical Issues
Faith and Reason


AB.A., Michigan State University
M.Div. Trinity Lutheran Seminary
M.A. University of Chicago
Ph.D., University of Chicago


  • Professor of Systematic Theology at Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary and the Graduate Theological Union
  • Research Professor at the Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences
  • Co-Editor of Theology and Science

Books authored

The Stem Cell Debate (Fortress, 2007); Anticipating Omega (Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2006); with Martinez Hewlett, Can You Believe in God and Evolution? (Abingdon, 2006); with Martinez Hewlett, Evolution from Creation to New Creation (Abingdon 2004); Science, Theology, and Ethics (Ashgate 2003); Playing God? Genetic Determinism and Human Freedom (Routledge, 2nd ed., 2002); and GOD--The World's Future (Fortress, 2nd ed., 2000).

Books edited or co-authored

With Nathan Hallanger, God's Action in Nature's World: Essays in Honor of Robert John Russell (Ashgate 2006); with Niels Henrich Gregersen, Bo Holm, and Peter Widman, The Gift of Grace: The Future of Lutheran Theology (Fortress 2005); with Gaymon Bennett and Kang Phee Seng, Bridging Science and Religion (Fortress 2003); with Muzaffar Iqbal and Syed Nomanul Haq, God, Life, and the Cosmos: Christian and Islamic Perspectives (Ashgate 2003);  with Robert John Russell and Michael Welker, Resurrection: Theological and Scientific Assessments (Eerdmans, 2002).

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