Don Thorsen, Ph.D.

Chair, Department of Theology and Ethics
Director, Master of Divinity
Professor, Azusa Pacific Seminary
Phone: (626) 815-6000, Ext. 5650
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Don Thorsen, Ph.D., has served in Azusa Pacific Seminary 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
  • M.Phil., Theological and Religious Studies, Drew University
  • Th.M., Systematic Theology, Princeton Theological Seminary
  • M.Div., Asbury Theological Seminary
  • B.A., Religious Studies, Stanford University

Academic Area

  • 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

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