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Tim Perry, Ph.D.

Dean of the Seminary; Professor of Theology

Tim Perry is active in parish ministry around Winnipeg and the South East, though not currently serving in a pastoral role. His areas of interest include ecumenical dialogue and Mariology. He lives in Grunthal with his wife, Rachel, and their family.

University of Durham

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

1996

Tyndale Seminary

Master of Divinity (M.Div.)

1993

Bethany Bible College

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

1990

Present

  • Providence University College and Theological Seminary, Dean of the Seminary (since 2021)
  • Saint Paul University (Ottawa, ON), Adjunct Professor of Theology (since 2017)

  • Trinity School for Ministry (Ambridge, PA), Adjunct Professor of Theology (since 2016)

Past

  • New Hope Christian Fellowship (Shawville, QC), Pastor (2017-2019)

  • The Church of the Epiphany (Sudbury, ON), Rector (2011-2016)

  • Thorneloe University/Laurentian University, Joint Department of Religious Studies (Sudbury, ON), Sessional Lecturer (2012-2016)

  • Thorneloe University, Thorneloe College of Theology (Sudbury, ON), Instructor (2011-2016)

  • Providence Theological Seminary (Otterburne, MB), Adjunct Professor of Theology and Ethics (2011-2013)

  • Providence Theological Seminary (Otterburne, MB), Associate Professor of Theology and Ethics (2010-2011)

  • St. Paul's Lutheran Church (ELCIC) (Steinbach, MB), Interim Pastor (2010-2011)

  • St. Margaret's Anglican Church (Winnipeg, MB), Honorary Assistant (2010-2011)

  • St. Margaret's Anglican Church (Winnipeg, MB), Scholar in Residence (2010-2011)

  • Providence College (Otterburne, MB), Associate Professor of Theology (1998-2009)

  • Providence College (Otterburne, MB), Interim Vice President for College Academics (2006)

  • Evangelical Fellowship of Canada, Researcher (1999-2003)

  • Tyndale Seminary (Toronto, ON), Academic Assistant to the Dean (1998)

  • Tyndale Seminary (Toronto, ON), Co-ordinator, Master of Theological Studies (Academic Track) (1997-1998)

  • Tyndale Seminary (Toronto, ON), Adjunct Lecturer in Theology (1997-1998) 

Professional Associations

  • American Academy of Religion (2005-present)
  • Christian Theological Research Fellowship (2005-present)
  • Diocesan Representative (Algoma), Ontario Provincial Council on Theological Education (OPCOTE) (2013-present)
  • President, The Canadian Evangelical Theological Association (2008-2009)
  • Steering Committee, Christianity in Academia, a Consultation of the American Academy of Religion (2005-2009)

Awards

  • The Word Guild award for best book in biblical studies for Mary for Evangelicals (2007)
  • Publication Grant from the Humanities and Social Sciences Federation of Canada, using funds provided by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (2000)

Books

  • 2021, Funerals: For The Care of Souls. Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press.

  • 2019, Edited, The Theology of Benedict XVI: A Protestant Appreciation. Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press.

  • 2013, With Daniel Kendall, SJ, The Blessed Virgin Mary. Guides to Theology. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans. (2015, A Santíssima Virgem Maria. Sao Paolo: Edições Loyola.) 

  • 2007, Edited, The Legacy of John Paul II: An Evangelical Assessment. Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press.

  • 2006, Mary for Evangelicals: Toward an Understanding of the Mother of Our Lord. Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press.

  • 2001, Radical Difference: A Defense of Hendrik Kraemer’s Theology of Religions.  Waterloo: Wilfrid Laurier University Press. 

Academic Publications - Articles and Essays

  • Forthcoming, “Evangelicals and Vatican II,” in Catherine Clifford and Massimo Faggioli, eds., The Oxford Handbook to Vatican II. New York and London: Oxford University Press. 

  • 2019, “‘Behold the Handmaid of the Lord’: Joseph Ratzinger on Mary,” in Tim Perry, ed., The Theology of Benedict XVI: A Protestant Appreciation. Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press. 

  • 2012, “Mary the Virgin,” in Michael J. Gilmour and Mary Ann Beavis, eds., The Dictionary of the Bible and Western Culture. Sheffield, UK: Sheffield Phoenix: 307-308. 

  • 2011, “Mary,” in Glen G. Scorgie, ed., The Dictionary of Christian Spirituality. Grand Rapids: Zondervan: 602-604. 

  • 2011, “Marian Devotion,” in Glen G. Scorgie, ed., The Dictionary of Christian Spirituality. Grand Rapids: Zondervan:  597-599. 

  • 2010, “Forbid Them Not: The Place of Children in the Theology of Marriage,” in Roy R. Jeal, ed., Human Sexuality and the Nuptial Mystery. Eugene, OR: Cascade/Wipf and Stock, 148-164. 

  • 2010, “What is Little Mary Here For? Mary in the Church Dogmatics,” in Pro Ecclesia, 19:1, 46-68. 

  • 2008, “Evangelicals and Mary: A Theological Reflection,” in Theology Today, 65:2: 226-238. 

  • 2008, “Mary, Mariology,” in William A. Dyrness and Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen, eds., Global Dictionary of Theology. Downer’s Grove: InterVarsity Press: 522-524. 

  • 2007, “Redemptoris materA Bridge Too Far?” in Tim Perry, ed., The Legacy of John Paul II: An Evangelical Assessment. Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press: 95-117. 

  • 2005, “Learning to Fly: Graham Ward, Radical Orthodoxy and the Renewal of Anglican Theology” in Canadian Evangelical Review, 22: 15-31. 

  • 2005, “Mutants that are all too Human: the X-Men, Magneto, and Original Sin,” in B. J. Oropeza, ed., The Gospel According to Superheroes. New York and Frankfurt: Peter Lang: 171-86. 

  • 2002, “Is Barth the Bad Guy After All?” in Didaskalia 13: 25-50. 

  • 1999, “Anti-Judaism, the Historical Jesus and the Christology of Hebrews: A Theological Reflection,” in Didaskalia, 10: 69-78. 

  • 1998, “The Significance of Hendrik Kraemer’s Theology of Religions,” in Didaskalia, 9: 37-59. 

  • 1997, “Beyond the Threefold Typology,” in Canadian Evangelical Review, 14: 1-8.

  • 1996, “Are Harold Netland’s Principles Universal and Neutral?” in Calvin Theological Journal, 31: 487-94. 

Popular Publications

  • January 2015, “Do You See? Praying with the Virgin of the Sign,” The Anglican PlanetAvailable at http://anglicanplanet.net/frontline-ministry/2015/1/13/taking-a-closer-look.html 

  • November 2013, “Francis: A Pope of Our Own Making,” in The Anglican Planet. Available at http://anglicanplanet.net/edible-thoughts/2013/11/15/francis-a-pope-of-our-own-making.html. 

  • 2010, With Aaron Perry, He Ascended Into Heaven: Learn to Live An Ascension Shaped Life, Orleans, MA.

  • February 2009, “What is a Seminary,” in Christian Week, 9-10. 

  • September 24, 2008, “Sin and Cinema,” in First Things online. Available at http://www.firstthings.com/onthesquare/?p=1179.

  • 2008, June 15, “Doing Right,” in The Free Lance-Star.

  • 2007, December 25, “The Virgin Mary: A religious figure all faiths can 'ponder',” in The Free Lance-Star.

  • 2007, “Unpacking the Great Tradition,” in The Minstrel, 8: 3-4. 

  • 2006, Blessed is She: Living Lent with Mary. New York: Morehouse. 

  • 2004, Spring/Summer, “Slagworm’s Therapy for Errant Students (with apologies to C. S. Lewis),” in Options: Choices in Christian Education: 4-5, 39. 

  • 2001-2006, “Ask a Theologian” a bi-monthly column in Faith Today.