Rev. Dr. David Perry

Rev. Dr. David Perry

Vice President Academic

In his role as Vice President Academic, David oversees all the academic operations of the college.  His professional background is organisational management, and he has also been a lecturer in theology for the last 10 years and continues to be involved in the theology department. 

David completed a Bachelor of Ministry in 2001, and a Bachelor of Theology with First Class Honours in 2009.  He completed his PhD at Australian Catholic University.  The title of his PhD thesis was "Pentecostal Spirit Baptism: An Analysis of Meaning and Function", and it has been published in book form by Brill.  

Qualifications

PhD (Australian Catholic University)
Dissertation Title Pentecostal Spirit Baptism: An Analysis of Meaning and Function 2015

Bachelor of Theology (Hons 1) (Sydney College of Divinity) 2009

Bachelor of Ministry (Christian Heritage College) 2001

Research Interests

Pentecostal Theology

Pneumatology

Theological Method

Higher Education

Field of Research

  • 2204 Religion and Religious Studies
  • 2299 Other Philosophy and Religious Studies

Book

  • 2017
    • Perry, David (2017). "Spirit Baptism: The Pentecostal Experience in Theological Focus". Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill. | External link

Journal Article

  • 2015
    • Austin, Denise A. and Perry, David (2015). "From Jerusalem to Athens: A Journey of Pentecostal Pedagogy in Australia". Journal of Adult Theological Education, 12(1), 43-55. | External link
  • 2014
    • Perry, David (2014). "Spirit Baptism and Social Action: The Pentecostal experience of Spirit baptism as a rationale for social action and mission". Australasian Pentecostal Studies, 16. | External link

Presentations

Academic Conference

  • 2019
    • Developing a Research and Scholarship Framework: An Australian Christian Higher Education Case Study (2019), Australian Christian Higher Education Alliance, Brisbane, Australia, 31 Jul 2019
      Co-presenter: Austin, D
    • "Pentecostal Pedagogy in Australia: The “Athens” Paradigm in Practice" (2019), Council of Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) International Forum, Dallas, TX, 31 Jan 2019
  • 2018
    • "Pentecostal Reflections on Spirit Baptism – In Dialogue with Catholic Reflections" (2018), 47th Annual Meeting of the Society for Pentecostal Studies, Cleveland, TN, 08 Mar 2018
  • 2017
    • "Spirit Baptism Then and Now: Why the Experience is Still Important for Pentecostals" (2017), Asia Pacific Theological Association General Assembly, Cambodia, 14 Sep 2017
  • 2016
    • "Music and Meaning: Meaningful Encounter with the Holy Spirit Through Music" (2016), Society for Pentecostal Studies, Los Angeles, California, 10 Mar 2016
  • 2015
    • "From Jerusalem to Athens: A Journey of Pentecostal Pedagogy in Australia" (2015), APTA Theological Symposium, Taiwan, 07 Sep 2015
      Co-presenter: Austin, D
    • "Beyond Our Horizon: A Theological Framework for Pentecostal Engagement with a Globalized World" (2015), 44th Annual Meeting of the Society for Pentecostal Studies, Lakeland, Florida, 12 Mar 2015
    • "Beyond Our Horizon: A Theological Framework for Pentecostal Engagement with a Globalized World" (2015), Society for Pentecostal Studies, Lakeland, Florida, 12 Mar 2015

Professional Memberships

American Academy of Religion (since 2015)

Asia Pacific Theological Association (since 2017)

Association for Tertiary Education Management (since 2015)

Society for Pentecostal Studies (since 2014)

Current Supervision

  • None
    • Lee Burns, TBC (Doctoral Thesis)

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