Caleb Sage Hendrickson
- University of Virginia: PhD in Religious Studies (Theology, Ethics, and Culture)
- Yale Divinity School: MDiv (2013)
- St. Olaf College: BA in Religion (2009)
DissertationMy dissertation approaches the theologies of Paul Tillich, Franz Rosenzweig, and Karl Barth as modern attempts to retrieve a normative concept of the eternal. I consider the structures of theological imagination employed in this re-thinking of the eternal alongside modernist understandings of the visual image developed in early twentieth century aesthetics and art history. I propose that Tillich, Rosenzweig, and Barth share in an eternalist imagination deeply entangled with distinctly modernist presumptions regarding art, visuality, and the image.
Research InterestsReligion and art; theology and aesthetics; image theory; visual studies; modern Christian theology; modern Jewish thought
Instructor, University of Virginia
- Religion, Art, and the Imagination, Summer 2018 (upcoming)
Head Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Virginia
Theology, Ethics, and Medicine, Fall 2015 (James Childress, Nichole Flores)
Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Virginia
The Kingdom of God in America, Spring 2017 (Charles Marsh)
Introduction to Western Religious Traditions, Fall 2016 (Heather Warren)
New Testament and Early Christianity, Spring 2016 (Janet Spittler)
Religion in America Since 1865, Spring 2015 (Heather Warren)
Theology, Ethics, and Medicine, Fall 2014 (James Childress)
Teaching Fellow, Yale Divinity School
Faith, Morality, and the Law, Fall 2013 (Cathleen Kaveny)
"The Demonic Arts & The Politics of Critique: Discerning the Spirits of Visual Culture with Paul Tillich." Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion. Boston, November 2017.
“Theology of the Cross: The Past and Present of God’s Death” (on Eberhard Jüngel's theology of the cross). University of Chicago and Notre Dame Joint Graduate Conference: Theology, Ethics, and the Death of God. University of Chicago, October 2016.
- “Rosenzweig, the Neighbor, and the Death Drive.” Psychology and the Other conference. Lesley University, Cambridge, Mass., October 2011.