DepartmentTalbot School of Theology
Biola AffiliationsEmployee, Faculty

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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 (Winona Lake: Eisenbrauns, forthcoming).
  • God-Talk: A Guide 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 (ed. R. Michael Allen; New York: T&T Clark, 2011), pp. 10-24.
  • “Atonement and the Imago Dei" in the T&T Clark Companion to the Atonement (ed. Adam Johnson; New York: T&T Clark). Under Contract.


Presentations

  • “The Imago Dei and Christian Liberal Arts Education,” “Theology’s Place in Christian Liberal Arts Education,” and “Educating for Virtue: Why Christian Education Matters.” Three lectures presented at Clearwater Christian College, 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.
  • “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.

Books

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