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Karen Strand Winslow, Ph.D.

Professor of Graduate Biblical Studies
Phone: (626) 815-6000, Ext. 5655
Alternate: (626) 815-5441
Karen Strand Winslow, Ph.D., is a professor of biblical studies, and teaches courses in the Old Testament, early Judaism, Scripture formation and interpretation, and women in the Bible and the Church. She is an ordained elder in the Free Methodist Church and director of the Free Methodist Center (FMC, October, 2004). The purpose of the FMC is to mentor Free Methodist students through their study programs and place them where they are best suited to serve upon graduation. Winslow's other fields of expertise include Jewish studies, sociology of religion, and women in religion. She is a member of the Society of Biblical Literature, the American Academy of Religion, and the Wesleyan Theological Society.


Ph.D., Biblical and Jewish Studies, Near and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Washington, 2003
Biblical, Theological, Ministry Graduate Studies, Seattle Pacific University, 1984–93
Secondary education degree, University of Oregon, 1979
M.A.R., Biblical Literature/Old Testament, Asbury Theological Seminary, 1976
B.A., Religion/English, Seattle Pacific University, 1974

Elders Orders, Pacific Northwest Conference of the Free Methodist Church, 1992
American Society of Psychoprophylaxis in Obstetrics certification, 1983, 1986


  • Azusa Pacific Seminary
    • Azusa Pacific Seminary


  • Biblical Studies
    (Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, biblical interpretation Scripture/canon formation)
  • Early Jewish Christianity
  • Jewish Studies
    (Early Judiasm, Dead Sea Scrolls, Rabbinic Texts, synagogue liturgy)
  • Sociology of Religion, Ethnicity, Sectarianism
  • Women in Religion

Courses Taught

GBBL 521 – People of God
GBBL 531 – Kingdom of God
GBBL 611 – Old Testament Seminar
GBBL 631 – Community of God
GBBL 651 – Scripture and Canon
GBBL 661 – Women in the Bible
GBBL 511 – Seminar in Biblical Interpretation

Office Hours

Wednesday 1–2 p.m.
Thursday 10 a.m.–12 p.m.

Office Location

John and Marilyn Duke Academic Complex, Room 225, West Campus

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