Joel A. Carpenter
B.A., History, Calvin College
M.A., History, Johns Hopkins University
Ph.D., History, Johns Hopkins University
Joel Carpenter has a longstanding interest in American religious and cultural history, but he has been working lately in the history of Christianity in Africa and Asia. He also writes about Christianity in higher education.
He is director of the Nagel Institute for the Study of World Christianity, a research and faculty development agency of Calvin College. Currently, the Nagel Institute is conducting a research grants program for African theologians and a visual arts project in China.
Christian Higher Education: A Global Reconnaissance
by Joel Carpenter, Perry L. Glanzer
Published: March 7, 2014
Christianity in Chinese Public Life: Religion, Society, and the Rule of Law in Palgrave Studies in Religion, Politics, and Policy
by J. Carpenter, Kevin R. den Dulk
Published: January 27, 2014
Christianity in India: Conversion, Community Development, and Religious Freedom. Co-edited with Rebecca Samuel Shah. Forthcoming with Fortress Press.
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