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

Dr. Peterson’s goal as a professor is to help students grow in their knowledge and love of God through active participation in the church’s theological task. He teaches systematic theology with a commitment to recovering the theological and spiritual insights of the Christian tradition for the sake of contemporary appropriation. Dr. Peterson’s research interests lie in the areas of theological anthropology and theological method, including the theological interpretation of Scripture. His current projects include a book on the imago Dei (the subject of his doctoral dissertation) and a co-authored volume on the nature of theological language.

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. Guides for the Perplexed. New York: T&T Clark. Under contract. Manuscript due September 2017.
  • 1 and 2 Samuel. T&T Clark International Theological Commentary. New York: T&T Clark. Under Contract. Manuscript due in 2022.

Book Chapters

  • “Genesis 1.” In Theological Commentary: Evangelical Perspectives. Edited by R. Michael Allen; New York: T&T Clark, 2011, pp. 10-24.
  • “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.
  • “Atonement and the Imago Dei.” In the T&T Clark Companion to the Atonement. Edited by Adam J. Johnson. New York: T&T Clark, forthcoming.

Presentations

  • “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: Sex is for the Establishment of a Family.” 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.
  • “The Naked Image: Exposing the Logic of the Imago Dei for Christian Ethical Reflection on Pornography.” Invited lecture presented at the University of Dayton for the Center of Scriptural Exegesis, Philosophy, and Doctrine, April 11, 2012, Dayton, Ohio.
  • “Contemporary and Ancient Theological Interpretations of Genesis 3: R. W. L. Moberly Put in Conversation with the Early Church.” Presented at the 63rd Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society, November 16, 2011, San Francisco, California.
  • “Recent Theological Interpretations of Genesis 1.” Presented at the 62nd Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society, November 18, 2010, Atlanta, Georgia.
  • “The Dogmatic Relationship between imitatio Dei and the imago Dei in Christian Theology.” Presented at the 59th Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society, November 14, 2007, San Diego, California.

Books

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