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Peters, Ted 1941-

Works: 94 works in 292 publications in 2 languages and 11,435 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, Contributor
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Most widely held works about Ted Peters
Most widely held works by Ted Peters
Playing God? : genetic determinism and human freedom by Ted Peters( Book )

20 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and held by 919 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book, Ted Peters explores the fallacies of the "gene myth" and presents a resounding array of arguments against this kind of all-encompassing genetic determinism. On the scientific side, he correctly points out that genetic influences on behavior are in most instances relatively modest. Does anyone deny that identical twins are still able to practice individual free will? After dispatching some of the sweepingly deterministic conclusions of the "science" of evolutionary psychology with a particularly effective set of rebuttals, Peters arrives at the conclusion that the nature of humanness is an interaction of three things- not one, not two, but three: genetics, environment, and free will. Neglecting any one of these three leads down a path of fuzzy thinking and dangerous consequences
Sacred cells? : why Christians should support stem cell research by Ted Peters( Book )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 845 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sacred Cells? takes readers through the twists and turns of stem cell development, providing a brief history of the science and an overview of the competing ethical frameworks people use in approaching the heated debate. Each new scientific advance, from the cloning of Dolly the sheep to the use of engineered cells in humans, had to be carefully considered before proceeding. Rejecting the widely held belief that the ethics of stem cell research turn on the moral status of the embryo, the authors carefully weigh a diversity of ethical problems. Ultimately, they embrace stem cell research and the prospect of increased health and well being it offers. --from publisher description
God's action in nature's world : essays in honour of Robert John Russell by Ted Peters( )

14 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in English and held by 843 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1981 Robert John Russell founded what would become the leading center of research at the interface of science and religion, the Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences. Focusing on three areas of Russell's work - methodology, cosmology, and divine action in quantum physics - God's Action in Nature's World assesses and celebrates Robert Russell's impact on the discipline of science and religion
Sin : radical evil in soul and society by Ted Peters( Book )

7 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 618 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sin. Many Christians today have lost the ability to talk about it in personal terms. For the last quarter century the theological establishment, like society, has consigned the human predicament to structures of political and economic oppression or to systemic evil such as race and gender discrimination. In the process, people have lost interest in the internal workings of the human soul, attributing the evils of our world to social forces beyond the scope of personal responsibility. But in this book, author Ted Peters boldly revisits the dark side of human nature and the perennial categories of sin that have been glossed over by our pluralistic culture. Using numerous illustrations from everyday life as well as the social sciences, Peters examines the kinds of evil - both individual and societal - that we all confront on a daily basis. Facing human iniquity head-on, Peters offers serious theological reflection on sin in a readable and popular style, provides an up-to-date examination of Satanism, and introduces a provocative new theory about how sin works in daily life. Following an intriguing introduction that traces humanity's seven steps from innocence to radical evil, subsequent chapters probe the seven deadly sins of the present age: Anxiety, Unfaith, Pride, Concupiscence, Self-Justification, Cruelty, and Blasphemy. The book concludes with an inspiring and triumphant recognition of God's gracious offer of forgiveness in answer to the power of sin and evil. Written both to educate and to inspire, Sin: Radical Evil in Soul and Society is an illuminating guide for the educated reader, regardless of field or walk of life. This challenging book forces everyone to ask the question "Am I a sinner?" while it simultaneously provides the gentle and much-needed reminder that God's grace is available to all who answer in the affirmative
Science and theology : the new consonance( Book )

10 editions published between 1988 and 1998 in English and Spanish and held by 531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Toward a theology of nature : essays on science and faith by Wolfhart Pannenberg( Book )

7 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

God--the world's future : systematic theology for a new era by Ted Peters( Book )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in English and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"God-- The World's Future' has been a proven textbook in systematic theology for over twenty years. Thoroughly revised and expanded, this third edition is explicitly crafted to address our postmodern context and explains the whole body of Christian historical doctrine from within a "proleptic" framework. Peters skillfully deploys this concept not only to organize the various theological areas or loci but also to rethink doctrines in light of key postmodern challenges from ecumenism, critical historical thinking, contemporary science, and gender and sexuality issues."--Back cover
For the love of children : genetic technology and the future of the family by Ted Peters( Book )

4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Of these new technologies with clarity and precision. He looks anew at Christian theology and proposes an ethic "for the love of children." Peters contends that only by affirming all children and their claims upon parents will society deal constructively and ethically with the many reproductive choices available now and in the future
Genetics : issues of social justice( Book )

4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Genetics: Issues of Social Justice presents important, timely statements by leading ethicists, theologians, scientists, and legal experts on both the social implications of big-money genetic research ($3 billion in 15 years) and the theological-ethical resources for addressing the issues this research raises. The contributors are a core group of researchers and guest scholars of the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California
Futures, human and divine by Ted Peters( Book )

2 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science, theology, and ethics by Ted Peters( Book )

15 editions published between 2002 and 2017 in English and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Cover" -- "Half Title" -- "Title Page" -- "Copyright Page" -- "Dedication" -- "Table of Contents" -- "Previously Published Material" -- "Introduction" -- "Part I From Conflict to Consonance" -- "1 Theology and Science: Where Are We?" -- "2 Scientific Research and the Christian Faith" -- "Part II Physics, Cosmology, and Creation" -- "3 The Terror of Time" -- "4 God as the Future of Cosmic Creativity" -- "5 David Bohm, Postmodernism and the Divine" -- "6 Exotheology: Speculations on Extraterrestrial Life" -- "Part III Genetics, Ethics, and Our Evolutionary Future" -- "7 Genetics and Genethics: Are We Playing God with Our Genes?" -- "8 Cloning Shock: A Theological Reaction" -- "9 The Stem Cell Debate: Ethical Questions" -- "10 Designer Children: The Market World of Reproductive Choice" -- "11 Multiple Choice in Baby Making" -- "12 Playing God and Germline Intervention" -- "13 Coevolution: Pain or Promise?" -- "Part IV Nuclear Waste and Earth Ethics" -- "14 Whole and Part: The Tension between the Common Good and Individual Freedom" -- "15 Not in My Backyard! the Waste-Disposal Crisis" -- "Part V The Human Body: A Theological Prognosis" -- "16 Wholeness in Salvation and Healing" -- "17 The Physical Body of Immortality" -- "Name Index
God as Trinity : relationality and temporality in divine life by Ted Peters( Book )

8 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ted Peters brings Trinitarian theology conversation to a new level by examining the works of Karl Barth, Karl Rahner, Eberhard Jungel, Jurgen Moltmann, Robert Jenson, Wolfhart Pannenberg, and Catherine Mowry LaCugna. He highlights talk about the becoming of God by process theologians, sexism in Trinitarian language by feminists, and divine and human community by liberation theologians. Peters addresses the relationship of God's eternity to the world's temporality, and claims that thinking of God as Trinity affirms that the word "God" applies to both eternity and temporality
Resurrection : theological and scientific assessments( Book )

9 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evolution from creation to new creation : conflict, conversation, and convergence by Ted Peters( Book )

5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sumario : War? really? -- Darwin, Darwinism, and the neo-Darwinian synthesis -- Social Darwinism, sociobiology, and evolutionary psychology -- Scientific creationism -- Intelligent design -- Theistic evolution : a survey -- Theistic evolution : a constructive proposal
Bridging science and religion( Book )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brings together distinguished contributors to the sciences, comparative philosophy, and religious studies to address the most important current questions in the field while establishing a working methodology for bridge-building between scientific and religious approaches to reality; laying down the challenge to current theological and ethical positions from genetics, neuroscience, natural law, and evolutionary biology; and offering a religious response to modern science from scholars working out of Islamic, Jewish, Hindu, Orthodox, Latin American Catholic, and Chinese contexts
Theologians in their own words by Derek R Nelson( )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Theologians in Their Own Words is a volume of 23 brief, straight-forward autobiographical statements from many of the most important theologians and scholars of religion of recent decades. Each contributor sets out to discuss the development of their central insights and convictions in light of their life stories. The volume includes both previously published selections from Dialog: A Journal of Theology, as well as pieces specially commissioned for this volume. Included in the renowned and diverse list of contributors: Marilyn McCord Adams, Harvey Cox, Gerhard Forde, George Forell, Roger Haight, Philip Hefner, Robert Jenson, Ernst Kçsemann, Martin Marty, Alister McGrath, Nancey Murphy, Wolfhart Pannenberg, Ted Peters, Clark Pinnock, John Polkinghorne, Rosemary Radford Ruether, Letty Russell, H. Paul Santmire, Hans Schwarz, Huston Smith, Paul Sponheim, Kathryn Tanner, and Ronald Thiemann."--Publisher description
Cosmos as creation : theology and science in consonance( Book )

7 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Can you believe in God and evolution? : a guide for the perplexed by Ted Peters( Book )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since, even before, the publication of Darwin's seminal work on evolution, science and religion have often been at odds. Even today culture wars continue to rage. How can I be faithful to God and fully enjoy the progress of science? Who is Charles Darwin and what did he actually say? Can you believe in God and evolution? Does teaching evolution corrupt our social values? How can you connect science and faith? Can science be a Christian vocation? So how can we interpret the creation story in the Bible? Authors Ted Peters and Martinez Hewlett give a discussion of the impact of evolution to help church leaders understand the values at stake. They make the case that Christians can connect their faith in God with a scientific understanding of evolution with integrity. --From publisher's description
Sin boldly! : justifying faith for fragile and broken souls by Ted Peters( )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Can faith as trusting God make a difference? Absolutely--by relieving our anxiety over self-justification and the need to scapegoat others. When we discover we don't justify ourselves because God has justified us, we become free. What Sin Boldly! points to is the presence of the crucified and living Christ in the human soul, placed there by the Holy Spirit. And this becomes transformative. Sin Boldly! provides an experiential analysis of the contrast between self-justification and justification by God. Those among us with fragile souls are anxious, and we shore up our anxiety with walls of self-justification that victimize those whom we scapegoat. Those among us with broken souls have lost the very moral universe that makes any kind of justification possible, and this usually leads to anomie and suicide. We must pose the question: how can the gospel of grace provide transformation for both fragile and broken souls? After an exposition of the Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification, this book proposes the following answer: trusting in the God of grace relieves anxiety and provides a divine vocation that transcends our moral universe with the promise of forgiveness, renewal, and resurrection
The cosmic self : a penetrating look at today's New Age movements by Ted Peters( Book )

5 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Playing God? : genetic determinism and human freedom
Sacred cells? : why Christians should support stem cell researchGod's action in nature's world : essays in honour of Robert John RussellSin : radical evil in soul and societyScience and theology : the new consonanceToward a theology of nature : essays on science and faithGod--the world's future : systematic theology for a new eraFor the love of children : genetic technology and the future of the familyGenetics : issues of social justice
Alternative Names
Peters, T. 1941-

Peters, Ted

Peters, Ted F. 1941-

Peters, Thedore F. 1941-

Peters Theodore F. 1941-....

Taide Bidesi 1941-

Ted Peters American theologian

تد پیترز

피터스, 테드 1941-

ピーターズ, T.

泰德·彼得斯 1941-

English (154)

Spanish (1)