DepartmentTalbot School of Theology
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Degrees

  • Ph.D., Wheaton College
  • M.Th., University of Edinburgh
  • M.A., Biola University
  • B.A., Moody Bible Institute

Biography

Ryan Peterson’s research interests lie in the areas of theological anthropology and theological method. He teaches systematic and historical theology, and particularly enjoys working with students on the doctrines of God, humanity, sin, Christology, and the atonement. He is deeply interested in the growth of his students in the knowledge and love of God and the way such growth motivates Christian worship, wisdom, friendship, and stewardship. He and his wife Christy have four children. They are members of Redeemer Church, La Mirada.

Affiliations

  • Society of Biblical Literature
  • Evangelical Theological Society

Publications (Selected)

Books

  • The Imago Dei as Human Identity: A Theological Interpretation. Journal of Theological Interpretation Supplement. Winona Lake: Eisenbrauns, 2016.
  • God-talk: A Guide for the Perplexed. T&T Clark Guides for the Perplexed. New York: T&T Clark. Under contract. Manuscript due September 2018.

Journal Article and Book Chapters

  • “Theological Predication, Doctrinal Location, and Method in Analytic Theology,” DeGruyter’s Open Theology 3. Topical Issue: Analytic Perspectives on Method and Authority in Theology. (2017): 458-470.
  • Imago Dei.” In the T&T Clark Companion to the Atonement. Edited by Adam J. Johnson. New York: T&T Clark, 2017, pp. 557-561.
  • “For the Love of God: Scripture and the Formation of Human Identity.” In The Voice of God in the Text of Scripture. Edited by Oliver Crisp and Fred Sanders. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2016, pp. 181-196.
  • “Genesis 1.” In Theological Commentary: Evangelical Perspectives. Edited by R. Michael Allen; New York: T&T Clark, 2011, pp. 10-24.

Presentations

  • “Created and Constructed Identities in Theological Anthropology.” To be presented at the 5th annual Los Angeles Theology Conference, January 18-19, Fuller Theological Seminary.
  • “The Trinity and the Ends of God-Talk.” To be presented at the 69th Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society, November 16, 2017, Providence, Rhode Island.
  • “The Contours of Humble God-Talk.” Presented at the 6th Annual Center for Christian Thought Conference on “Humility: Moral, Religious, Intellectual,” May 5, 2017, La Mirada, California.
  • “Speaking of God with Humility.” Presented at the Society of Christian Philosophers Pacific Regional Meeting on “Faith and Humility,” March 31, 2017, La Mirada, California.
  • “Primary Justice, Business, and the Flourishing of Humanity.” Presented at the 68th Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society, November 16, 2016, San Antonio, Texas.
  • “For the Love of God: Scripture and the Formation of Human Identity.” Presented at the 4th annual Los Angeles Theology Conference, January 15, 2016, Fuller Theological Seminary.
  • “A Modified Thomistic Account of the Purpose of Sex.” Presented at the 67th Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society, November 19, 2015, Atlanta, Georgia.
  • “The Imago Dei and Christian Liberal Arts Education,” “Theology’s Place in Christian Liberal Arts Education,” and “Educating for Virtue: Why Christian Education Matters.” Invited lectures presented at Clearwater Christian College for the Faith to Life Worldview Center, January 22-23, 2015, Clearwater, Florida.
  • “God-talk as Worship and Wisdom.” Presented at the 65th Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society, November 20, 2013, Baltimore, Maryland.
  • “The Imago Dei, Ethics, and Pornography.” Presented at the 64th Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society, November 14, 2012, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Books

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