Give It Some Thought with Dr Harold Bennett

Sun 6PM-8PM


Harold V. Bennett is a native of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

He received a Doctorate of Philosophy in Religion and Ethics and a Master of Arts degree in Religion from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. He obtained a Master of Arts in Philosophy from Georgia State University; a Master of Divinity from the Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta; and Bachelor of Science degree from the North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Dr. Bennett has published books, commentaries, and articles that explore Religion, Social Ethics, and Afrocentric Biblical Hermeneutics.

These publications include but are not limited to the following: Injustice Made Legal, (Eerdmans Publishing Company); 'Triennial Tithes and the Underdog: A Revisionist Reading of Deut 14:22-29 and 26:12-15." This article appears in Yet with A Steady Beat (Scholars’ Press); “Justice” which appears in The New Interpreters Dictionary of the Bible (Abingdon Press); an article on “Deuteronomy”, which appears in The Cambridge Dictionary of Christianity (Cambridge University Press); “Deuteronomy”, which appears in The Africana Bible Commentary; "Deuteronomy" in The Fortress Commentary on the Old Testament; "Deuteronomy" in the Fortress Commentary on the Pentateuch (both published by Fortress Press).

His most recent publication explores the use of the Bible in moral deliberation entitled "The Bible and Afr(i)centric Pentecostal Moral Decision-Making" (Journal of the ITC). 

Dr. Bennett is involved in the Society for Biblical Literature, the Society for the Study of Black Religion, and the Society for Pentecostal Studies. He has served as a Commentator/Guest on Religion and Social Ethics on National Public Radio, and as a commentator on Religion, Pentecostalism, and the Black Community in newspapers and on radio stations elsewhere in the Atlanta area.  Dr. Bennett has served as a Co-Coordinator of the Benjamin E. Mays Institute at Morehouse College, and as a Lecturer in the Black Women and Society Institute at the Interdenominational Theological Center. He is a member of the annual Muslim-Christian Dialogue of the United States of America and the Institute for the Global Studies of Anti-Semitism and Policy (Oxford, England).

Dr. Bennett has served as the Program Chair for “Biblical Theology” in the International Society of Biblical Literature. He has presided over international discussions on Theology and the Bible in Cambridge, England; Groningen, The Netherlands; Vienna, Austria; and Rome, Italy. 

Dr. Bennett is the Administrative Dean of the Charles Harrison Mason Theological Seminary, the Church of God in Christ affiliate of the Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta, Georgia, and is an Associate Professor of Religion at Morehouse College. Dr. Bennett serves Ecumenical Officer for the South Central Georgia Jurisdiction of the COGIC and is very active with Men’s ministry in the Church of God in Christ and with leading discussions on Religion and Ethics to local groups throughout the country.

Dr. Harold Bennett is married to Valerie P. Bennett, Ph.D., and they are the parents of two children, one son, Quinton, and one daughter, Imani. 

Dr. Harold Bennett is a member of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated.