Caleb Sage Hendrickson

Doctoral Student


  • University of Virginia: PhD in Religious Studies (Theology, Ethics, and Culture)
  • Yale Divinity School: MDiv (2013)
  • St. Olaf College: BA in Religion (2009)

Research Interests

Religion and art; theology and aesthetics; Christian theology; modern Jewish thought; Franz Rosenzweig; Paul Tillich; and Karl Barth. My dissertation research investigates the confluence between concepts of the image developed in the modern study of art and the theologies of Tillich, Rosenzweig, and Barth as they each responded to the limits of historicism and sought to re-imagine revelation.    


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)

Papers Presented

  • "The Demonic Arts & The Politics of Resistance: Discerning the Spirits of Visual Culture with Paul Tillich." Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion, held in Boston, November 2017.  

  • “Theology of the Cross: The Past and Present of God’s Death.” University of Chicago and Notre Dame Joint Graduate Conference: Theology, Ethics, and the Death of God, held at the University of Chicago, October 2016.

  • “The Neighbor between Rosenzweig and Lacan.” Psychology and the Other conference, held at Lesley University, Cambridge, Mass., October 2011.