Director, Degree Completion; Assistant Professor, School of Divinity
- PhD, Temple University
- ThM, Dallas Theological Seminary
- BS in Bible, Cairn University
Professor Jared Bryant teaches theology and New Testament studies. He is also the director of the Degree Completion program—Cairn’s non-traditional, transfer student program.
Jared 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.
Academic Specialties & Interests:
- Ancient Christianity
- Patristic theology
- New Testament studies
- “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, December 2017.
- “The Augsburg Confession, Gregory of Nazianzus, and the Church Fathers on Trinitarian Opposition.” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the ETS. Providence, November 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, November 2016.
- “Creating a Cosmology: Gregory of Nazianzus’s Implementation of Origen.” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the NAPS. Chicago, May 2016.
- “The Conclusion of the Council of Constantinople and the Reaction of Gregory of Nazianzus.” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southwest Commission on Religious Studies (AAR/SBL). Fort Worth, 2008.
- “The Use of Gregory Thaumaturgus’s A Declaration of the Faith in the Cappadocians.” Paper presented at the Archbishop Iakovos Graduate Student Conference in Patristic Studies. Brookline, MA, March 2007.
- “The Multifaceted Use of the Biblical Phrase ‘Word of God.'” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southwest Region of the ETS. Fort Worth, March 2007.
Teaching at Cairn since 2009