David Henreckson is a Ph.D candidate in the Department of Religion at Princeton University. He previously earned an M.T.S. degree from the University of Notre Dame, specializing in moral theology. His research interests include early modern Christian thought, political theory, secularity, and social ethics.
His dissertation, titled “The Immortal Commonwealth: Covenant, Law, and the Common Good in Early Modern Protestant Thought,” focuses on the political and theological uses of covenant, natural law, and the common good in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. In particular, his work addresses early modern relationships between religion and politics, theological covenants and social contracts, divine and human authority, and traditional and modern conceptions of power and liberty.
David has served as an assistant instructor for courses on systematic theology, the Catholic tradition, moral theology, and applied Christian ethics. His work has appeared in peer-reviewed journals such as Studies in Christian Ethics and the Journal of Reformed Theology, as well as in magazines such as Comment and Political Theology Today. He has also done editorial work for the Marginalia Review of Books.