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Reverend Peter A. Pettit, Ph.D. is a Lutheran minister (ELCA) and teaching pastor at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Davenport, Iowa. He is a former Research Fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute where he was a co-director of the Institute’s Theology Conference since its inception in 1984 and co-director of the New Paths: Christians Engaging Israel project, which produced the Images of Israel Video Lecture Series.

He has held research fellowships at the Hebrew University, American Jewish University, the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, and Hebrew College.

His research and teaching focus on the hermeneutics of self-understanding in the Jewish and Christian communities. He has authored several curriculum resources for interfaith encounter as well as numerous articles, book chapters, dictionary and encyclopedia entries, and book reviews.

Peter Pettit


Feb 26, 2023

The country has been a light for me, but I fear this coalition will narrow Israel’s vision of itself to a parochial ghetto.

Sep 5, 2016

The language of religious values will bridge the gap between perspectives and the two words that are spoken by Jew and Christian will be in the same language.

Feb 27, 2013

The 2013 Edward Bronfman Family Foundation Annual Lecture on Religious Pluralism

Feb 9, 2010

Conference will address questions such as, what does it mean to be made “in God’s image” in these mortal bodies?

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