Perry, Michael C(harles) (1933-)

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Perry, Michael C(harles) (1933-)

British clergyman concerned with parapsychology. He was Born June 5, 1933, at Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire, England. He studied at Trinity College, Cambridge University, England (first class honors in natural sciences and theology). He obtained his B.A. in 1955, his M.A. in 1959, and was ordained as a priest of the Church of England in 1959.

In 1963, he was appointed chief assistant for publishing at the Society for the Promotion of Christian Knowledge, London. He has written a number of books, edited the series "Mowbray's Library of Theology," and has contributed articles and reviews to various theological journals. He also served as Secretary to the Archbishops, Commission on Christian Doctrine (1967-1971). Perry was made assistant editor of report of the Lambeth Conference of Anglican Bishops in 1968 and became senior editor in 1978. He became student associate (1951) and later a member of the Society for Psychical Research, London, and also became a member of the Churches' Fellowship for Psychical and Spiritual Studies. He was coeditor of the fellowship's periodical, Christian Parapsychologist, for a year (1977-78) prior to becoming editor in 1978. He is particularly interested in the relationship between parapsychology and Christianity, about which he has written a number of articles.


Berger, Arthur S., and Joyce Berger. The Encyclopedia of Parapsychology and Psychical Research. New York: Paragon House, 1991. Perry, Michael C. Crisis for Confirmation. N.p., 1967.

. The Eastern Enigma. N.p., 1959.

. Meet the Prayer Book. N.p., 1963.

. "A New View of the Resurrection." Tomorrow (Summer 1954).

. "Parapsychology in Apologetics." Church Quarterly Review (January 1959).

. The Pattern of Matins & Evensong. N.p., 1961.

. The Resurrection of Man. N.p., 1975.

. Sharing in One Bread. N.p., 1980.

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