Pittsburgh Theological Seminary

Robert A. J. Gagnon

Associate Professor of New Testament
Year Started at PTS: 1994

Contact Info



Ph.D., Princeton Theological Seminary / New Testament
M.T.S., Harvard Divinity School Year / Biblical Studies
B.A., Dartmouth College / History


Dr. Robert A.J. Gagnon joined the faculty at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary in 1994. He received his bachelor’s from Dartmouth College, his M.T.S. from Harvard Divinity School, and his doctorate from Princeton Theological Seminary. His main fields of interest are Pauline theology and sexual issues in the Bible. He is the author of The Bible and Homosexual Practice: Texts and Hermeneutics (Abingdon, 2001), co-author (with Dan O. Via) of Homosexuality and the Bible: Two Views (Fortress, 2003), and author of a number of articles in scholarly journals including Journal of Biblical Literature, New Testament Studies, Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Novum Testamentum, Zeitschrift fur die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft, and Horizons in Biblical Theology. He and his wife Carol have two daughters.

Church Association

Ordination: PC(USA), Elder

Local Church Membership: Eastminster Presbyterian Church

Professional Competencies

Areas of Expertise

  • Pauline theology
  • Sexual issues in the Bible

Additional Resources

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Personal website *
Chapel Audio 1
Chapel Audio 2

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