Richard R. Osmer
23 Tennent Hall
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).
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)
“One of the biggest lessons I learned was how to be charitable to views other than my own. Christian charity was shown to me, not just in the readings for class, but from the professors, and the Seminary community.”