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Richard R. Osmer

Ralph B. and Helen S. Ashenfelter Professor of Mission and Evangelism

Richard R. Osmer
Practical Theology
23 Tennent Hall

Phone: 609.497.7910
Fax: 609.279.9014
[email protected]
Presbyterian

Profile
Richard Osmer is Princeton Theological Seminary’s Ralph B. and Helen S. Ashenfelter Professor of Mission and Evangelism. He holds an MDiv from Yale University and a PhD from Emory University. His interests include the teaching ministry of congregations, practical theology, and interdisciplinary thinking, and his courses cover educational psychology and practical theology, children’s literature in Christian moral education, confirmation and catechism, and the social functions of religion, ethics, and education in theories of modernity and postmodernity. An ordained Presbyterian minister, he chairs the Committee to Write New Catechisms for the Presbyterian Church (USA).

Select Publications
The Teaching Ministry of Congregations (Westminster John Knox Press, 2005)
Confirmation: Presbyterian Practices in Ecumenical Perspective (Geneva Press, 1996) 
A Teachable Spirit: Recovering the Teaching Office of the Church (Westminster John Knox Press, 1990)

Educating faithful Christian leaders.

Special Advisor & Founding Director, IJM Institute

Bethany Hoang, Class of 2004

“The rooting of justice in our spiritual formation in Christ requires careful thought and teaching. I was equipped to lead in this way through my time at PTS. ”