About Me

Dr. David Henreckson

Dr. David Henreckson
Assistant Professor of Theology/Director of Andreas Center

Phone: (712) 722-6330
Email: David.Henreckson@dordt.edu

Education

  • Ph.D. Princeton University
  • M.A. Princeton University
  • M.T.S. University of Notre Dame
  • B.A. New Saint Andrews College

Overview

David Henreckson joined the faculty in 2016. He works in the disciplines of Christian theology, ethics, and political thought. In his teaching, he is deeply invested in drawing on the resources of the Reformed tradition in our pursuit of academic excellence, spiritual formation, and social witness.

His forthcoming book, The Immortal Commonwealth: Covenant, Community, and Politcal Resistance in Early Reformed Thought (Cambridge University Press), examines the ways that Calvinist theologians used traditional theological conceptions of covenant and community for surprisingly radical political ends. 

Areas of Interest

Theology, ethics, and politics; modern Western religious thought; Reformation and early modern history; virtue and natural law; secularity and secularism; Augustine of Hippo; Thomas Aquinas; John Calvin.

Recent Publications and Presentations

  • "Resisting the Devil's Instruments: Early Modern Resistance Theory for Late Modern Times." Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics (Spring / Summer 2018), 43-57.
  • "Reasons for Law and the Bonds of Love." Comment Magazine (Spring 2016), 18-24.
  • "Sacred and Secular Covenants: A New Perspective on Early Modern Political Theology." Presented at the Brown-Yale-Princeton Ethics Colloquium, New Haven, CT, October 2015.
  • "Protestant Natural Law: For What Purpose?" Presented at the Society of Christian Ethics, Chicago, IL, January 2015.
  • "Rights, Recognition, and the Order of Shalom: On Wolterstorff's Political Theology." Studies in Christian Ethics, 27:4 (November 2014), 453-73.