Dr. Peter Slade
Professor of Religion
Co-Chair of the Departments of Religion and Foreign Language
Chair, Faculty Welfare Committee
Rinehart Center for Religious Studies
- Joined Ashland University faculty in 2006 and serves as co-chair of the Departments of Religion and Foreign Languages
- Teaches courses in the history of Christianity and Christian thought, including Exploring the Bible, History of Early to Reformation Christianity, History of Modern Christianity, History of Religions in America, History of Christian Worship, Religion and the Civil Rights Movement in America, Theologies of Resistance and Reconciliation, and Religion Thesis Seminar
- Scholarship and teaching is grounded in his work and life in the Church. He worked for several years as a community development worker for the Church of England in Blackburn and Aylesbury and served as a preacher for a small chapel in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains
- Interested in the lived ecclesiologies of Christian communities, his first book, Open Friendship in a Closed Society; Mission Mississippi and a Theology of Friendship (OUP, 2009), is an interdisciplinary study of an ecumenical racial reconciliation initiative in Mississippi
- Consultant to the Project on Lived Theology at the University of Virginia, Slade is co-editor and contributor to two volumes connected with the project: Mobilizing for the Common Good: The Lived Theology of John M. Perkins (University Press of Mississippi, 2013) and Lived Theology: New Perspectives on Method, Style and Pedagogy (OUP, 2016). He contributed a chapter to the project’s Can I Get a Witness? Thirteen Peacemakers, Community Builders, and Agitators for Faith and Justice (Eerdman's 2019).
- Current research is into race, religion, and civil rights in the American South; in particular, the life and work of Howard Kester. Also justice, reconciliation and the practices of congregational singing: the ways that singing shapes–and is shaped by–the lived ecclesiologies of different congregations and communities.
University of Virginia, Ph.D.
University of Virginia, M.A.
University of Mississippi, M.A.
University of St. Andrews, B.D.
REL106 Exploring the Bible
REL231 History of Early to Reformation Christianity
REL232 History of Modern Christianity
REL233 History of Religions in America
REL234 History of Christian Worship
REL340 Religion and the Civil Rights Movement in America
REL401/404 Theologies of Resistance and Reconciliation
REL497 Religion Thesis Seminar
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