Dr. Thorsell has served in the pastoral ministry and several teaching positions prior to joining the faculty of Cedarville University.  He is active in the Evangelical Theological Society, the Society of Biblical Literature, and the American Academy of Religion and has presented papers at regional and national meetings. His most recent research interests are in the areas of Friedrich Schleiermacher’s theology, early modern theologies, and original sin. He has a chapter in a book coming out in Spring 2015 on original sin and Genesis 3.

Education and Credentials

Th.D. in Systematic Theology, Dallas Theological Seminary

Dissertation: “Spirit and Law in the New Age: A Study of the Pauline Conception of the New Covenant”

Th.M. in Historical Theology, Dallas Theological Seminary

Thesis: “The Theology of Friedrich Schleiermacher: Its Epistemic Foundation”

B.A., Cedarville University


  • Reading and dialouging on theology.
  • Hiking in state and national parks.
  • It is a privilege to teach in a university dedicated to academic excellence, conservative Christian theology, and ministry for Christ.

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