Gordon S. Mikoski

Associate Professor of Christian Education

Gordon S. Mikoski
Practical Theology
104 Tennent Hall

Phone: 609.497.7739
Fax: 609.497.7829

Princeton Theological Seminary associate professor of Christian education Gordon Mikoski earned his MDiv and MA degrees from the Seminary, and his PhD 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 director of the Masters’ Studies Program, 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.

Curriculum Vitae

Select Publications

  • With Piety and Learning: The History of Practical Theology at Princeton Theological Seminary, with Richard Osmer (Lit Verlag, 2011).
  • “Mainline Protestant Practical Theology” in The Blackwell Companion to Practical Theology (Blackwell, 2011).
  • “Practices” in the Baker Dictionary of Scripture and Ethics (Baker, 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 Theology59(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)

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