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Caleb Henry

Caleb Henry

Associate Professor of Political Science

Email: henryc@spu.edu
Phone: 206-281-2162
Office: McKenna Hall 206


Education: BA, Hillsdale College, 1997; MA, Claremont Graduate University, 1999; PhD, Claremont Graduate University, 2002. At SPU since 2003.

Dr. Caleb Henry's research interests combine political theory and American political history. He is particularly interested in how Locke’s political theory has impacted and continues to impact American political thought.

Dr. Henry’s graduate studies combined political theory and American politics and his SPU classes reflect those interests. He is a prelaw advisor and teaches several classes on American law. He also teaches classes on American institutions, public administration, and city planning. He has developed a Christianity and World Politics class which allows students to study the intersection of Christian theology and world politics.


Selected Publications:

  • “Francis and the Great Society,” has been accepted for a forthcoming edition of the Journal of Church and State.
  • Entries on “John Locke,” “Robert Breck,” and “Political Thought” for the Jonathan Edwards Encyclopedia (to be published by the Jonathan Edwards Center at Yale University in conjunction with William Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2017).
  • “Obergefell, Locke, and the Changing Definition of Marriage,” Catholic Social Science Review (21: 55-70). This was published in the fall of 2016.
  • “Pride, Property and Providence: Jonathan Edwards on Property Rights,” The Journal of Church and State (53: 401-420). This was published in the summer of 2011.
  • “Joab: A Biblical Critique of Machiavellian Tactics,” Westminster Theological Journal (69: 327-43). This was published in the fall of 2007.
  • Journal of Markets and Morality, review of Rationalism, Pluralism & Freedom, Jacob Levy (published in the Fall, 2016 edition).
  • Journal of Markets and Morality, review of Hayek’s Modern Family: Classical Liberalism and the Evolution of Social Institutions, Steven Horwitz (19: 144-9). This was published in Spring, 2016.
  • Journal of Church and State, review of Capitalism and Christianity, American Style, William E. Connolly (50: 713-715), Autumn, 2008.

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