Caleb Maskell


Caleb J. D. Maskell received his PhD in the Religion in America subfield in June 2019, with an additional certificate in African-American Studies. His dissertation, “American Icarus: Imagining Millennial Benevolence, 1814–1851” examines the emergence of national organizations of evangelical benevolence and American discourses of hope in the millennial kingdom of God between 1815 and 1845, paying particular attention to questions of race and the formation of historical consciousness in the young nation.

He has taught at Fordham College, Princeton Theological Seminary, and Swarthmore College. Since 2017, he has served as the Executive Secretary of the American Society of Church History.

Maskell has published essays in Church History and Religion and American Culture, as well as reviews in the Journal of Religion, Church History, the Journal of Ecclesiastical History, Pneumaand Books and Culture, _and several entries in the Cambridge Dictionary of Christianity. He co-authored Sinners In The Hands Of An Angry God: A Casebook, for Yale University Press with Wilson H. Kimnach and Kenneth P. Minkema, and co-edited Jonathan Edwards at 300 with Harry S. Stout and Kenneth P. Minkema.

Maskell graduated from the University of Chicago in 2000 (A.B., with honors) with a degree from the interdisciplinary Fundamentals program. In 2004, he received an M.Div. summa cum laude from Yale Divinity School. After graduating from Yale, he worked as the Associate Director of the Jonathan Edwards Center at Yale University, where, alongside Harry S. Stout and Kenneth P. Minkema, he pioneered the creation of the Works of Jonathan Edwards Online, a leading digital resource for the study of American intellectual and religious history.