Don Thorsen, PhD

Professor, Department of Biblical and Theological Studies

Phone: (626) 815-6000, Ext. 5650
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Don Thorsen, PhD, 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 a 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, Wesleyan Theological Society, and Oxford Institute.


  • PhD, Theological and Religious Studies, Drew University
  • MPhil, Theological and Religious Studies, Drew University
  • ThM, Systematic Theology, Princeton Theological Seminary
  • MDiv, Asbury Theological Seminary
  • BA, Religious Studies, Stanford University

Academic Area

  • Azusa Pacific Seminary


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

Courses Taught

  • GDMN 710 – Christian Spirituality
  • GDMN 720 – Theology for Spiritual Formation
  • GINS 542 - The Gospels and Christology
  • GTHE 503 – Church History I
  • GTHE 513 – Church History II
  • GTHE 534 – Interdisciplinary Seminar in Theology
  • GTHE 544 – Theology of John Wesley
  • GTHE 584 - Christian Theology
  • GTHE 599 - Readings in Church History, Theology & Ethics

Office Hours

By appointment

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