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Don Thorsen, Ph.D.

Chair, Department of Theology and Ethics
Professor of Theology
Phone: (626) 815-6000, Ext. 5650
Don Thorsen, Ph.D., has served in the Graduate School of Theology since 1988. In addition to being widely published, Thorsen travels internationally, presenting on various theological topics. He has been an associate/ contributing editor to Christianity Today, Light and Life, and Christian Scholar’s Review. Thorsen teaches master’s and doctoral classes and holds membership in such societies as the American Academy of Religion, the Wesleyan Theological Society, and the Oxford Institute.


Ph.D., Theological and Religious Studies, Drew University (1988)
M.Phil., Theological and Religious Studies, Drew University (1984)
Th.M., Systematic Theology, Princeton Theological Seminary (1982)
M.Div., Asbury Theological Seminary (1980)
B.A., Religious Studies, Stanford University (1977)


  • Azusa Pacific Seminary


  • Church History
  • Spirituality
  • Theology and Religion
  • Wesley Studies

Courses Taught

ENGL 110 – Freshman Writing Seminar
GDMN 710 – Christian Spirituality
GDMN 720 – Theology for Spiritual Formation
GTHE 504 – God, Creation, and Humanity
GTHE 513 – History of the Modern Church
GTHE 514 – Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit, and the Church
GTHE 534 – Interdisciplinary Seminar in Theology
GTHE 544 – The Theology of John Wesley
PHIL 220 – Introduction to Philosophy
THEO 303 – Theology and the Christian Life

Office Hours

By appointment

Office Location

John and Marilyn Duke Academic Complex, Room 224, West Campus

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