Professor of History at
University of Pennsylvania
Author of some of the
best books I never wrote
on law and religion.
Over the years, many persons have generously critiqued my writing one or more times. While it is awkward to acknowledge them each time (if only because these days, those who have improved a piece are considered by some to agree with everything in the final version), I am especially grateful to:
Jane Adolphe, Esq.
Rev. Kenneth Baker, sj
Mark Brumley, MTS
Rev. Joseph Fox, op
Dcn. Patrick Graybill
Fr. Thomas Green
Rev. Joe Koterski, sj
Fr. Tom Margevicius
Rev. Paul Quay, sj
Charles Rice, Esq.
Dr. Janet Smith
Rev. Brian Van Hove, sj
Dr. R. V. Young, Jr.
those unsung heroes of academe, the anonymous peer reviewers, who have always evaluated my work on its merits (or lack thereof, as the case may be).
Dr. Edward N. Peters holds the Edmund Cardinal Szoka Chair at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit, MI.
Born and raised in St. Louis, MO, Peters attended Chaminade College Preparatory (Class of 1975) and went to Saint Louis University on a musicianship award where he majored in Political Science (B.A. 1979). He was active in campus pro-life activities and Catholic discussion groups, and for two years was a member of the schola cantorum of Msgr. Martin B. Hellriegel's renowned Holy Cross Parish in North St. Louis.
Peters attended the University of Missouri at Columbia School of Law where he took his J.D. degree in 1982. He was a Superior Oralist in First Year Moot Court and began writing for religious and legal journals. He remained active in pro-life work and during his third year of legal studies was a teaching assistant in Tate Hall's Legal Research and Writing Program.
After graduation from law school, he was admitted to the Missouri Bar Association, and following two years of working in California for educational and religious television projects, he began studies in canon law at the Catholic University of America School of Religious Studies. He earned his licentiate degree (J.C.L.) in 1988, was named a Johannes Quasten Fellow for doctoral studies, and completed doctoral course work in canon law in 1990. Peters' doctoral dissertation, Penal Procedural Law in the 1983 Code of Canon Law was defended in August 1991.
Courses taught at Sacred Heart
STL 918, Particular Church
Fall 2008, Fall 2009, Winter 2011
STL 949, Teaching Office
Winter 2009, Winter 2012
AT 780, Intro. Canon Law
Fall 2009, Fall 2010, Fall 2011
THE 210, Intro. Liturgy & Sacraments
Fall 2006, Fall 2007
THE 219, Intro. to Catholic Church
Winter 2007, Winter 2010
LAT 121, Beginning Ecc. Latin 1
Fall 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
LAT 122, Beginning Ecc. Latin 2
Winter 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
LAT 211, Intermed. Ecc. Latin 1
Fall 2008, 2011
LAT 212, Intermed. Ecc. Latin 2
Winter 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013
DR =, Intensive Intermed. Ecc. Latin
DR =, Intro. Canon Law
Winter 2008, Winter 2009, Winter 2010, Winter 2011
DR =, Ecc. Latin Prose Reading
Winter 2010, Fall 2013
DR =, Synod and Evangelization