Amy Carr is Professor of Religious Studies at Western Illinois University.
First Thoughts on the End of Roe v. Wade: State Rules, Gender Norms, and the Fragile (or Conditional) Personhood of Women
February/March 2023: Il/legal Abortion: Lutheran Ethical Responses post-Dobbs (Volume 23 Issue 1)
 This is a period piece, a snapshot of one Gen X theologian’s first reactions, landing on some observations and questions to hold open in the life of faith.  At some point on June 24, 2022, I realized I had entered the same kind of space I found myself in on September 11, 2001 […]
What Makes for a Theological Vocation in the ELCA?
August/September 2020: Women’s Leadership in the Church, State, and Academy (Volume 20 Issue 5)
 As a theologian who teaches religious studies at a public university, I hesitated to contribute to a question about the role of women’s leadership in the Lutheran academy in the U.S. I comfortably identify as a Lutheran theologian who works alongside two wonderful religious studies colleagues, both women, one specializing in Asian religions and […]
Theological Touchstones for Disagreeing in the Body of Christ
October/November 2019: The Ethics of Dialogue and Debate (Volume 19 Issue 5)
 Martin Luther wrote his Small Catechism after traveling and observing how little of Christian teaching most people knew. Four hundred years later, one of us (Amy) had a Missouri Synod Lutheran grandmother who was not permitted to move from lower to upper Michigan with the rest of her family until she had finished memorizing the Small […]