Norman Perrin was an English-born, American biblical scholar at the University of Chicago. Perrin specialized in the study of the New Testament, and was internationally known for his work on the teaching of Jesus, as well as on the Redaction Criticism of the New Testament.
Perrin was born in Wellingborough, Northants., England, and served from 1940-1945, during the Second World War, in the Royal Air Force. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1949 from the Victoria University of Manchester. In 1952, he earned a Bachelor of Divinity degree, and in 1956 a Master of Theology, both from the University of London. Perrin was granted his Doctorate of Theology from the University of GÃ¶ttingen in 1959. From 1959 to 1964, he taught New Testament at the Candler School of Theology, Emory University, and from 1964 until his death in 1976 at the Divinity School of the University of Chicago. Perrin served as president of the Chicago Society of Biblical Research in 1972-1973, and as president of the Society of Biblical Literature in 1973.