gordon mikoski

Associate Professor of Christian Education, and Director of the Masters Studies Program
Department of Practical Theology
104 Tennent Hall
fax 609.497.7829
Email: [email protected]


Princeton Theological Seminary associate professor of Christian education Gordon Mikoski earned his M.Div. and M.A. degrees from the Seminary, and his Ph.D. degree from Emory University. His research and teaching interests focus on the sacraments, the doctrine of the Trinity, and Christian education. His book Baptism and Christian Identity: Teaching in the Triune Name (Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2009) explores these issues in dialogue with Gregory of Nyssa and John Calvin., He serves as the editor for Theology Today and is the president of the Association of Practical Theology. An ordained Presbyterian minister, he served a church in Michigan for eight years before returning to academia.

Major Publications

With Piety and Learning: The History of Practical Theology at Princeton Theological Seminary, with Richard Osmer (Lit Verlag, forthcoming).
“Mainline Protestant Practical Theology” in The Blackwell Companion to Practical Theology (Blackwell, forthcoming 2011).
“Practices” in the Baker Dictionary of Scripture and Ethics (Baker, forthcoming 2011).
“Teaching Against Torture: Liturgical Catechesis in Exceptional Circumstances” in Religious Education (2009).
“On the Pedagogical Implications of Moving the Fence: From Unfinished Reforms to Mystagogical Catechesis,” Call to Worship 42(1), 2008.
“Educating and Forming Disciples for the Reign of God: Reflections on Youth Pilgrimages to the Holy Land” in Craig R. Dykstra and Dorothy C. Bass, eds., For Life Abundant (Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2008).
“Baptism, Trinity, and Ecclesial Pedagogy in the Thought of Gregory of Nyssa” in Scottish Journal of Theology 59(2) (2006): 175–182
 “H. Richard Niebuhr and Fowler’s Evolution as a Theologian” Developing a Public Faith: New Directions in Practical Theology (Chalice Press, 2003)