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Joshua Kira

Josh Kira, PhD

Associate 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, metaphysics, and theology of revelation.

Education and Credentials

  • Ph. D. in Philosophy of Religion and Theology, Claremont Graduate University
  • S.T.M. in Theology and Philosophy, Yale Divinity School
  • B.A. in Bible with an emphasis in Theology and Apologetics, The Master's College

Scholarly Works

  • Between Speech and Revelation (Forthcoming)
  • "The Role of Phenomenological Description in Investigating Language: An Examination of Wolterstorff’s Methodology in Divine Discourse," in In Spirit and in Truth (2016)
  • "Could Hegel Survive a Hegelian Critique?: A Response to Anselm Min," in Hermeneutics and the Philosophy of Religion: The Legacy of Paul Ricoeur (2015).
  • "Clarifying and Complicating Revelation: A Response to Stephen Davis," in Revelation (2015)
  • "The Epistemology and Ethics of Hope," in I More than Others: Responses to Evil and Suffering (2010)

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.