Paul Petersen

Paul Petersen

Title: Department Chair
Professor of Religion

Office Location: Buller Hall 124
Phone: (269) 471-3178


PhD, Andrews University

MA, BA, University of Copenhagen


Paul Petersen completed a degree in Religion in Copenhagen, Denmark. Hismajor thesis focused on the hymns in the Book of Revelation. Paul recevied his PhD from Andrews University with a dissertation in the prayers of Daniel. He served as a youth leader, junior college pastor, and president in Denmark. Paul has also worked as a theological consultant for the South Pacific Division and a liaison for ministerial education at Avondale, Pacific Adventist University, and other institutions. He also preached and taught in many places in Australia and the Pacific Islands. Paul's areas of speciality include Daniel, the Trinity, and Biblical prayers.

Current Research or Professional Activities

He is currently working on writing commentaries for Habakkuk and Acts for the New International SDA Bible Commentary. He also serves as a member of the executive committee for the commentary.