Director of Nagel Institute for the Study of World Christianity, Calvin College

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. He has been working with the officers of the John Templeton Foundation to develop two grant-making programs for African scholars, in theology and in the social sciences.

Experience

  • –present
    Director of Nagel Institute for the Study of World Christianity, Calvin College