Joshua Kira

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Josh Kira, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Theology


Dr. Joshua Kira teaches theology courses in the Bible minor, as well as philosophy courses such as Ethics and Philosophy of Religion. His current research interests include Heideggerian phenomenology, philosophy of language, theology of revelation, and theology of being.

Education and Credentials

  • Ph.D. in Philosophy of Religion and Theology, Claremont Graduate University
  • S.T.M. in Theology, Yale Divinity School
  • M.Div. in Pastoral Ministry, The Master’s Seminary 
  • B.A. in Theology and Apologetics, The Master’s College  

Scholarly Works

  • Love and Commands: The Fall as a Metaethical Schism (Joshua Kira) Biblical and Theological Studies Faculty Publications (2012)
  • The Epistemology and Ethics of Hope (Joshua Kira) Biblical and Theological Studies Faculty Publications (2010)
  • Emotions, Feelings, and Personhood (Joshua Kira and John R. Gilhooly) (2018)
  • Wesleyan Philosophical Society Conference (2018)
  • The Role of Revelation in Early Reformation Systematic Theologies (Joshua Kira) Evangelical Theological Society's 2017 Annual Meeting (2017)
  • The Metaphysics of Grace and Its Application to Race Relations (Joshua Kira) Wesleyan Philosophical Society's National Meeting (2017)
View a listing of scholarly works in the Cedarville University Digital Commons »


  • Interests: Spending time with family (wife, Keri, and four children), reading, watching movies, playing video games, playing basketball, fishing   
  • Why I'm at Cedarville: I chose to work at Cedarville because it brings together many of my vocational and ministerial interests. It is academic and practical. It is theological and philosophical. It is work and ministry.