Nicholas Perrin

Not to be confused with Norman Perrin.

Nicholas Perrin is the Franklin S. Dyrness Professor of Biblical Studies at Wheaton College, Illinois. His work focuses on the New Testament and early Christianity. Perrin has published on the Gospel of Thomas and proposed the theory that Thomas is dependent on Tatian's Diatessaron.[1][2][3][4]

In addition to his writings on Christian origins and the Gnostic Gospels, Perrin has authored a number of popular lay introductions to works such as the Gospel of Judas and Gospel of Thomas. In 2007 Lost in Transmission was published as a response to Bart Ehrman's popular Misquoting Jesus dealing with issues of textual criticism of the New Testament.

In 2008 Perrin delivered a public lecture on the historical Jesus at the University of Georgia.

Selected works




  1. April DeConick, Recovering the Original Gospel of Thomas: A History of the Gospel and Its Growth. p.48
  2. Craig L. Blomberg,Jesus and the Gospels: An Introduction and Survey. (2nd Edition)
  3. Shedinger, Robert F. Review of Biblical Literature, 2003, Vol. 5, p509.
  4. Nicholas Perrin, Thomas and Tatian: The Relationship between the Gospel of Thomas and the Diatessaron(Academia Biblica 5; Atlanta : Society of Biblical Literature; Leiden : Brill, 2002).

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