Joel A. Carpenter

Joel Carpenter


B.A., History, Calvin College
M.A., History, Johns Hopkins University
Ph.D., History, Johns Hopkins University

Academic interests

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.  


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