Dr. Peter J. Paris is the Elmer G. Homrighausen Professor Emeritus of Christian Social Ethics at Princeton Theological Seminary. He has also taught at Vanderbilt Divinity School, Howard University School of Divinity, Union Theological Seminary in New York, Harvard University Divinity School and Trinity Theological Seminary in Ghana.
Dr. Paris was born and brought up in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia. He earned his B.A. and B.D. degrees from Acadia University and his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Chicago. He has been the recipient of many honors in including four honorary doctor of divinity degrees from Acadia, McGill, Lehigh and Lafayette universities respectively. He is ordained in the African United Baptist Association in Nova Scotia.
Dr. Paris has authored the following text books: (a) Black Religious Leaders: Unity in Diversity; (b) The Social Teaching of the Black Churches; (c) The Spirituality of African Peoples: The Search for a Common Moral Discourse; (d) Virtues and Values: The African and African American Experience. He has also edited The History of the Riverside Church in the City of New York, and Religion and Poverty: Pan-African Perspectives. He is the General Editor of a series at New York University Press, Religion, Race and Ethnicity.
Dr. Paris has been elected to the presidencies of the following national organizations: American Academy of Religion; the Society of Christian Ethics and the Society for the Study of Black Religion, and The American Theological Society. He has served on the editorial boards of several academic journals and is a member of the Board of Trustees of the New York Theological Seminary.
Dr. Paris has lectured widely throughout Canada, the United States, Nigeria, Ghana, South Africa, Brazil and India. He is married to Ms. C. Adrienne Daniels Paris, founder and President of Ashby Daniels Associates, an Executive Recruiting Company.