Inside the Whirlwind: The Book of Job through African Eyes (Pickwick Publications, African Christian Studies Series, 2017).
“Inside the Whirlwind is a wonderful exploration of what a genuine encounter with African Christianity really looks like. This is contextual theology at its best.” — Timothy Tennent, President of Asbury Theological Seminary
“A thoughtful, rewarding, and provocative book, from which Northern-world Christians can learn much.” — Philip Jenkins, Distinguished Professor of History, Baylor University
"A major intervention in contemporary scholarship on the reading, reception, and uses of the Christian Scriptures in an African context." -- Joel Cabrita, Lecturer of World Christianities, University of Cambridge
"A Tour de Force. This is an extremely valuable resource for contextual studies." - Elias Kifon Bongmba, Harry and Hazel Chavanne Chair in Christian Theology, Rice University
"Opens our eyes to understanding suffering, spiritual warfare, and the book of Job as we never have before.” — Paul Borthwick, Development Associates International, Author of Western Christians in Global Mission: What’s the Role of the North American Church?
"Through this carefully researched and well written book, a great lacuna is being filled in the study of African Christianity." -- David T. Ngong, Assistant Professor of Religion and Theology, Stillman College, Tuscaloosa, Alabama; Author of Theology as Construction of Piety: An African Perspective
"Based on careful participant observation and a deep knowledge of Fang cosmology, Carter’s book raises profound and unsettling questions for all rose-tinted interpretations of modern African Christianity. He calls on theology in Africa—and by implication in the North as well—to consider afresh whether it is in danger of losing its central focus on the sovereignty of God.” — Brian Stanley, Professor of World Christianity, The University of Edinburgh
"This volume adds penetrating theological insights to the accumulating scholarship on African Christianity in this Third Millenium." -- Jesse N.K. Mugambi, Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies, University of Nairobi
PUBLICATIONS, SEMINARS, & CONFERENCES
"Preaching in the Global South” (chapter 6) in The Oxford History of Protestant Dissenting Traditions: Vol. 5, The Twentieth Century: Themes and Variations in a Global Context, ed. by Mark Hutchinson, Gen. Editors Mark Noll and Tim Larsen (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018).
Contributor to World Christian Encyclopedia, 3rd edition, edited by Todd Johnson and Gina Zurlo (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, forthcoming 2020).
Contributor of Study Notes, Africa Study Bible (Carol Stream, IL: Tyndale House Publishers, 2017). Order at AMAZON.
Conferences and Seminars
Seminar Paper at the Centre for the Study of World Christianity, The University of Edinburgh, School of Divinity, October 8, 2013: "The Nature of Evil in Africa: Theodicy, Cosmology, and the Book of Job amongst Fang Protestant Christians".
All University Commencement Service, The University of Edinburgh, Inaugurating the 2013-14 Academic Year, hosted by Greyfriars Tolbooth and Highland Kirk, September, 22, 2013: “‘How Long, O Lord?’ Lament, the Body of Christ, and the African HIV/AIDS Pandemic”.
Seminar Paper at the Centre for the Study of World Christianity, The University of Edinburgh, School of Divinity, February 14, 2012: “Reading the Book of Job through the Eyes of Leprosy Sufferers in Equatorial Guinea”.
New College Postgraduate Conference on Theology and Ethics, The University of Edinburgh, November 24, 2010: “Coping with Cultures in Issues of Sickness and Health during the HIV/AIDS Pandemic: Biblical and Cultural Reflections”.
Published Book Reviews
Review of Contemporary Pentecostal Christianity: Interpretations from an African Context, Mission Studies: A Journal of the International Association for Mission Studies 31.2 (Summer 2014). Book Review of J. Kwabena Asamoah-Gyadu, Contemporary Pentecostal Christianity: Interpretations from an African Context (Eugene, Oregon: Wipf & Stock, 2013), pp. xix + 194.
“Bridging the Academic and Vernacular Divide in Biblical Interpretation within the Global Church”, Expository Times 126.2 (November 2014). Book review of Alissa Jones Nelson, Power and Responsibility in Biblical Interpretation: Reading the Book of Job with Edward Said (London: Equinox Publishing, 2012), pp. x + 257.
“Old Testament and Spirituality”, Expository Times, September 2013, Vol. 124, No. 12, p. 614. Review of Christo Lombaard, The Old Testament and Christian Spirituality: Theoretical and Practical Essays from a South African Perspective (Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2012), pp ix + 189.
Review of Word Made Global: Stories of African Christianity in New York City, Themelios Vol. 38, No. 2, Aug. 2013, pp. 342-343. Book Review of Mark R. Gornik, Word Made Global: Stories of African Christianity in New York City (Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2011), pp. xii + 348. Hosted by The Gospel Coalition website: http://thegospelcoalition.org/themelios/review/word_made_global_stories_of_african_christianity_in_new_york_city
“Divine Beauty, Human Desire and Creational Ethics,” The Expository Times, Vol. 124, No. 9, June 2013, pp. 450-451. Book Review of Belden C. Lane, Ravished by Beauty: The Surprising Legacy of Reformed Spirituality (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011), pp. 312.
“Spiritual Direction for Contemporary Congregations,” The Expository Times Vol. 124, No. 7, April 2013, pp. 357-358. Book Review of Angela H. Reed, Quest for Spiritual Community: Reclaiming Spiritual Guidance for Contemporary Congregations (New York: T&T Clark International, 2011), pp. 189.
Review of The Road to Missional: Journey to the Center of the Church, Transformations: An International Journal for Holistic Mission Studies (Oxford Centre for Mission Studies), Jan. 2013, Vol. 30, No. 1, pp. 75-77. Book Review of Michael Frost, The Road to Missional: Journey to the Center of the Church (Grand Rapids: Baker Books, 2011), pp. 152.
“A Practical Guide on Preaching,” The Expository Times, December 2012, Vol. 124, No. 3, pp. 140-141. Book Review of George Lovell and Neil G. Richardson, Sustaining Preachers and Preaching: A Practical Guide, (New York: T&T Clark Continuum, 2011), pp. 264.
“The Church’s Missional Vocation of Christian Practices,” The Expository Times, November 2012, Vol. 124, No. 2, pp. 90-91. Book Review of Benjamin T. Conner, Practicing Witness: A Missional Vision of Christian Practices (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2011), pp. 134.
“Theologies of Healing in Biblical Texts,” The Expository Times, March 2012, Vol. 123, No. 6, pp. 302-303. Book Review of Frederick J. Gaiser, Healing in the Bible: Theological Insight for Christian Ministry (Grand Rapids: Baker, 2010), pp. 288.
Blogosophere @ The Gospel Coalition
“You (Yes, You!) Should Consider Global Missions” for Kevin DeYoung’s blog hosted by The Gospel Coalition website: http://www.thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/kevindeyoung/2014/12/30/you-yes-you-should-consider-global-missions/; Dec. 30, 2014.
“20 Ways to Refresh the Hearts of Missionary Saints on Furlough” for Kevin DeYoung’s blog hosted by The Gospel Coalition website: http://www.thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/kevindeyoung/2014/11/04/20-ways-to-refresh-the-hearts-of-the-missionary-saints-on-furlough/; Nov. 4, 2014.
“The Unexpected Sacrifices of the Mission Field” for Kevin DeYoung’s blog hosted by The Gospel Coalition website: http://www.thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/kevindeyoung/2014/10/28/the-unexpected-sacrifices-of-the-mission-field/; October 28, 2014.