The primary focus of Professor Joshua Kira’s academic work has been in the intersection of philosophy and theology. His theological expertise resides in contemporary German theology, eschatology, and theology of revelation. Philosophically, he has researched in hermeneutics, philosophy of language, 20th-century analytic philosophy, history of philosophy (18th century and on), and philosophy of religion. Professor Kira has contributed to books on the problem of evil, ethics of economy, philosophy of revelation, and the work of Paul Ricoeur. From a practical perspective, he has taught in the areas of theology, philosophy, and religious studies.

Education and Credentials

Doctoral Student (ABD) in Philosophy of Religion and Theology, Claremont Graduate University

S.T.M. in Theology, Yale Divinity School

M.Div. in Biblical Studies, The Master’s Seminary 

B.A. in Biblical Studies, The Master’s College  


  • Favorite places to visit: Mammoth Lakes, California, and Disneyland
  • Hobbies: Reading, cooking, fishing, playing basketball, movie watching, playing make-believe with my kids
  • Why Cedarville: I believe God has been gracious in giving me a place where my passion for both philosophy and theology can be used with a ministerial focus. As college was formative in my own faith, I enjoy an environment where discussions concerning life and godliness are had freely and frequently.

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