DepartmentDepartment of Philosophy
Biola AffiliationsEmployee, Faculty



  • Ph.D., Texas A&M University, 2007
  • M.T.S., Duke University, Divinity School, 2006
  • M.A., Texas A&M University, 2002
  • B.S., Philosophy and Religion, Southern Nazarene University, 1999


Kent Dunnington, associate professor of philosophy, teaches and writes in the areas of virtue ethics and theological ethics. Other research interests include addiction and criminal justice, inspired by his experiences teaching in prison.

Publications (Selected)


Addiction and Virtue: Beyond the Models of Disease and Choice (2011) InterVarsity Academic.

Single-editor Books

The Uncertain Center: Essays of Arthur C. McGill (2015) Wipf and Stock Press.

Research Articles and Book Chapters

  • “Humility: An Augustinian Perspective,” Pro Ecclesia (2016).
  • “The Infinite Horizon of Romance: A Response to Nuptial Theology,” The Other Journal 23(December 2013), pp. 67-76.
  • “The Sacrament of Punishment,” Philosophia Christi 13 (Winter 2011), pp. 357-372.
  • “Pluralism, Toleration, and the Corruption of the Youth,” in Taking Christian Moral Thought Seriously, ed. Jeremy Evans, B&H Academic (2011), pp. 25-47.
  • “‘The Impassible Suffered’: Divine Love and the Doctrine of Divine Impassibility,” in The
  • Many Facets of Love: Philosophical Explorations, ed. Thomas Oord, Cambridge Scholars Press (2007), pp. 66-74.


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