Jared
Bryant
Associate Dean; Associate Professor; Director of Degree Completion, School of Divinity

Teaching at Cairn since 2009

Jared Bryant

Education

  • PhD, Temple University
  • ThM, Dallas Theological Seminary
  • BS in Bible, Cairn University

Biography

Professor Jared Bryant teaches theology and New Testament studies. He is also the associate dean of the School of Divinity and the director of the Degree Completion program—Cairn’s non-traditional, transfer student program.

Dr. Bryant has a particular interest in the history and theology of the fourth-century church. He has dedicated most of his research to the Trinitarian theology of Gregory of Nazianzus. He also holds active membership in the Evangelical Theological Society, the Friends of Mount Athos, and the North American Patristics Society.

Additional Information

Academic Specialties & Interests:

  • Ancient Christianity
  • Patristic theology
  • Trinitarianism
  • New Testament studies

 

Publications:

  • “Cosmological Trinitarian Polemics in Gregory of Nazianzus’s Theological Orations,” in Studia Patristica 115 (2021): 69–76.
  • “Creation through the Son of God,” in Engaging Scripture, ed. Mark Roncace (Point of View Publishing, 2019).

 

Selected Presentations:

  • “Cosmological Trinitarian Polemics in Gregory of Nazianzus’s Theological Orations.” Paper presented at the International Conference on Patristic Studies. Oxford, UK, 21 Aug. 2019.
  • “The Divinity of the Holy Spirit according to Gregory of Nazianzus and Basil of Caesarea.” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the ETS. Denver, CO, 14 Nov. 2018.
  • “The Influence of Cappadocian Creation Narratives on Gregory of Nazianzus’s Theology of Creation.” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the ISEC. New York, NY, 8 Dec. 2017.
  •  “The Augsburg Confession, Gregory of Nazianzus, and the Church Fathers on Trinitarian Opposition.” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the ETS. Providence, RI, 17 Nov. 2017.
  • “Alexandrian Influence on Gregory of Nazianzus: Athanasius of Alexandria on Creation and Trinity.” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the ETS. San Antonio, TX, 15 Nov. 2016.
  • “Creating a Cosmology: Gregory of Nazianzus’s Implementation of Origen.” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the NAPS. Chicago, IL, 27 May 2016.