Ted Peters (PhD University of Chicago) is Professor of Systematic Theology at Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary and the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California. Professor Peters’ teaching portfolio includes the field of theology in the 20th and 21st centuries for both doctoral level students and for students preparing to serve in the ordained clergy. He is a Lutheran theologian—an ordained pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America—teaching in an ecumenical institution with students from an array of differing denominations; and he engages in inter-religious dialogue as well. He served as editor-in-chief of Dialog, A Journal of Theology from 1993 to 2007.
Professor Peters also works extensively in the field of Science and Religion. He serves now as co-editor with Professor Robert John Russell of the journal, Theology and Science, published by the Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences at the Graduate Theological Union. He worked as area editor for “Science and Religion” for the 4th edition of Religion in Geschichte und Gegenwart, Volumes IV-VIII, and for the 2nd edition of The Encyclopedia of Religion (Macmillan 2005).
For nearly a decade Professor Peters has sought to clarify the issues surrounding the evolution controversy and advocate “theistic evolution.”