Faculty at Cornerstone University

Byard Bennett

Professor of Historical and Philosophical Theology


Ph.D., University of Toronto—St. Michael’s College
M.Div., Duke University
B.A., Duke University

About Dr. Bennett

Bennett teaches Historical Theology classes and Moral Issues in Christian Life and Ministry. In 2008, he was tenured after five years of service. Bennett won the Student Senate Excellence in Teaching Award in 2005 and 2006. He currently serves on Grand Rapids Theological Seminary’s Admissions, Financial Aid, Student Appeals (academic and non-academic), Self-Study Review of Degree Programs, and Assessment and Planning committees.

Bennett’s research interests include Christian responses to the problem of evil, perspectives on suffering and emotions in Christian spirituality, historical interactions between philosophy and Christian doctrine, and Christian responses to other Middle Eastern missionary religions.

Select Publications

  • 2009 | "The Conversation of John the Orthodox with a Manichaean," in New Light on Manichaeism:Papers from the Sixth International Congress on Manichaeism, Organized by the International Association of Manichaean Studies. (an eBook) (ed. BeDuhn, Jason.) Nag Hammadi and Manichaean Studies; 64. Leiden ; Boston: Brill.