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J.R. Gilhooly

JR Gilhooly, Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Theology


Dr. John R. Gilhooly teaches philosophy and theology at Cedarville University and is Director of the Honors Program. His current research projects are an edited volume of essays on the problem of evil and a book on spiritual warfare.

Education and Credentials

  • Ph.D. in Philosophy of Religio and Historical Thinking, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • M.Th., University of Dallas
  • B.A., Texas A&M University


  • Favorite places to visit: College Station, Texas
  • Hobbies: Bicycling – road and mountain bikes; photography – both 35mm and large format; classical guitar; backpacking, hiking, and kayaking
  • Why I’m at Cedarville: I wanted to be part of a faculty that was committed to teaching students to think deeply about the nature of their faith in light of truth of the Bible.

Expert Topics:

  • History of philosophy
  • Philosophy of religion 
  • Angelology and Anthropology
  • Gender and sexuality 
  • Apologetics

Contact Information

Expert Topics

  • History of Philosophy
  • Philosophy of Religion
  • Angelology and Anthropology
  • Apologetics
  • Gender and Sexuality