Carla Works
Associate Professor in New Testament

Carla Works is a member of the United Methodist Church. Her research interests include Pauline studies, the New Testament’s use of Israel’s scriptures, biblical ethics, and theological interpretation. Dr. Works longs for her students to see the biblical text come alive in their midst. A mother, minister’s wife, and native Arkansan, she incorporates into her teaching anything from Dr. Seuss’s stories to the Arkansas Razorback “hog call” to help her illustrate a point. She is passionate about teaching and learning and deeply committed to the church.

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Courses Taught

  • Introduction to New Testament: Epistles
  • Introduction to New Testament: Gospels
  • Paul's Urban Ministry
  • Women in Letters of Paul
  • New Testament Exegesis: 1 & 2 Corinthians
  • New Testament Exgesis: Romans
  • New Testament Exegesis: Galatians and James
  • New Testament Greek
  • Second Temple Judaism
  • PMM: Practice in Ministry and Mission Colloquy
  • Practicum in Biblical Interpretation


  • Williams Baptist College, B.A.
  • Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, M.A.Th.
  • Yale University Divinity School, M.A.R.
  • Princeton Theological Seminary, Ph.D.


The Church in the Wilderness: Paul’s Use of Exodus Traditions in 1 Corinthians. WUNT II.379. Mohr Siebeck: Tübingen, 2014.

“Philippians” in The Women’s Bible Commentary, revised and expanded edition. Edited by Sharon Ringe, Carol Newsom, and Jacqueline Lapsley. Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2012.

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