Dr. Angela CarpenterLeonard and Marjorie Maas Associate Professor of Reformed Theology
Angela Carpenter focuses on Christian theology and ethics, with an emphasis on Reformed theology. She teaches Faith Seeking Understanding, Food and Faith, and Becoming Good. She joined the Department of Religion in 2017.
Her book Responsive Becoming: Moral Formation In Theological, Evolutionary, and Developmental Perspective was released in April 2019 from T&T Clark.
areas of expertise
Dr. Carpenter’s research interests include moral formation, theology and the human sciences, and grace and ethics. Her next project is a book on grace and social ethics, to be published by Baker Academic.
- Ph.D., theology and Christian ethics, University of Notre Dame, 2015
- MTS, theology and Christian ethics, University of Notre Dame, 2001
- B.A., religious studies, Western Kentucky University,1999
Honors, Grants & Awards
- Dallas Willard Book Award, The Martin Institute and Dallas Willard Research Center of Westmont College, 2020
- Research Fellow, “Collaborative Inquiries in Christian Theological Anthropology,” John Templeton Foundation, August 2020–July 2023
- Research Fellow, “New Visions in Theological Anthropology,” John Templeton Foundation, Summer 2020
- Responsive Becoming: Moral Formation In Theological, Evolutionary, and Developmental Perspective, T&T Clark, 2019
- "Exploitative Labor, Victimized Children, and the Promise of the Sabbath," Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics, 2018
outside the college
Dr. Carpenter and her husband Rob Carpenter have two daughters. She enjoys walking her Holland neighborhood (even in the snow!) with her golden retriever, Peggy.