Contributor Profile

Peter Slade

Peter Slade teaches courses in the history of Christianity and Christian thought at Ashland University. His research interests include justice, reconciliation and the practices of congregational singing. His publications include Open Friendship in a Closed Society: Mission Mississippi and a Theology of Friendship (Oxford University Press, 2009).

Slade was a member of the second class of the Virginia Seminar and attended the Spring Institute for Lived Theology (SILT) in 2005, 2009, 2011 and was part of the conference planning committee in 2013. He also contributed to the SILT publication Mobilizing for the Common Good: The Lived Theology of John M. Perkins (University Press of Mississippi, 2013) and is an editor for the forthcoming collection Explorations in Lived Theology: New Perspectives on Method, Style and Pedagogy in Theological and Religious Studies (Oxford University Press, 2016). In addition, Slade participated in the City and Congregation Workgroup and gave a “History is Lunch” lecture on Dr. John M. Perkins. He also gave a guest lecture entitled “Open Friendship in a Closed Society: Racial Reconciliation in Mississippi after the Civil Rights Movement.” To find a listing of all our Occasional Lectures, click here. He is a participant in SILT 16/17: Can I Get a Witness? To find his Virginia Seminar author page, click here.

Online Writings
“The theological drama of Black Lives Matter,” Immanent Frame (September 22, 2016).