L. Benjamin Rolsky

L. Benjamin Rolsky is an adjunct instructor at Monmouth University and a part-time lecturer at Rutgers University. His work has appeared in a variety of academic and popular venues including the Journal of the American Academy of Religion and Method and Theory in the Study of Religion as well as The Christian Century, The Marginalia Review of Books, CNN Opinion, and the Religion and Culture Forum at the University of Chicago. His research and teaching interests include religion and politics, the study of popular culture, and critical theory. Rolsky’s forthcoming book, The Rise and Fall of the Religious Left: Politics, Television, and Popular Culture in the 1970s and Beyond, is forthcoming this fall from Columbia University Press. Once complete, he plans to begin research on a second book project that examines the history and production of the Christian Right since World War II.


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