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Kent Dunnington

Kent Dunnington

Associate Professor of Philosophy and Religion

Year Started at GC: 2007
Phone: 618.664.6834
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Dr. Dunnington is on sabbatical during the 2014-15 school year.


Ph.D., Philosophy, Texas A&M (College Station, TX), 2007
M.T.S., Theology, Duke University Divinity School (Durham, NC), 2006
B.S., Philosophy, Southern Nazarene University (Bethany, OK), 1999


  • COR 102 - Introduction to Christian Thought and Life
  • COR 302 - Science and Christianity
  • PHL 201 - Major Issues Philosophy
  • PHL 250 - History of Philosophy
  • PHL 270 - Philosophy of Science
  • PHL 280 - Introduction to Logic
  • PHL 310 - Philosophy of Religion
  • PHL 330 - Ethics

Publications and Presentations

Addiction and Virtue: Beyond the Models of Disease and Choice (September 2011) Intervarsity Academic

"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).

Professional Affiliations

Wesleyan Philosophical Society
Wesleyan Theological Society

About Kent Dunnington

What's your favorite thing about working at Greenville College?

My favorite thing about teaching at Greenville is the student-professor relationships that are common here.  A lot of places advertise such things, but there is something about Greenville College that breeds strong, informal connections between students and their professors.  I love being at a place where students just expect that my office is open to them---and it is!

What attracted you to the Philosophy department, and how do you use it outside of the classroom?

I was attracted to philosophy in the first place because I found that all of my questions ended up being philosophical questions.  I couldn't have known this at the time, but when I was in college and took my first philosophy class I discovered that other people had thought long and hard about what seemed to me to be the most important questions anyone could ask.

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